Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Late Roman Amphora 7

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LRA 7 fabric

Visual characteristics

Typical Nile alluvial clay. Distinctive hard drab chocolate-brown fabric (centering around Munsell 10YR 4/4) enlivened by occasional plates of golden mica, small pieces of white limestone and frequent elongate voids which once held organic material burnt out during firing.


Frequent grains of subangular quartz, average size 0.05-0.30 mm, with a sparse scatter of slightly larger grains, together with pyroxene, flecks of muscovite and biotite mica, plagioclase feldspar and occasional limestone. Some samples display voids which once contained chaff or grass (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 52).


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