Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Gauloise Amphora in Sugar Loaf Court Ware

No thin sections available

Sugar Loaf Court fabric

Visual characteristics

Generally a hard fabric, orange (2.5YR 6/80) surfaces and margins and a greyish-brown (2.5YR 4/6) core. It has a fine silty matrix with white mica (Davies et alii, 1994).


Frequent well-sorted quartz grains, average size up to 0.6mm and rarely reaching 1mm, with some iron-rich inclusions, rare white clay pellets and flint (Davies et alii, 1994).