Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Peacock & Williams 60

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Peacock & Williams 60
Peacock & Williams 60 fabric

Visual characteristics

A hard thin-walled smooth slightly sandy fabric. The outer surface is grey in colour (10YR 5/1 to 4/1) and the core is brown (10YR 4/3 to 5/3).


Frequent, well sorted, subangular grains of quartz and scattered small fragments of limestone.
Verulamium White Ware fabric

Visual characteristics

Hard, rough, granular fabric, usually white (2.5YR 9/0-5/0 or off-white (10YR 9/1) in colour (Davies et alii, 1994).


A clean clay matrix with frequent well-sorted multi-coloured grains of quartz scattered throughout, 0.1-0.8mm in size. Also present are sparse red iron-rich inclusions and occasional pieces of ferruginous sandstone (Davies et alii, 1994).