Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Ayla-Axum Ayla-Axum
Ayla-Axum fabric

Visual characteristics

Hard buff or reddish fabric with visible quartz grains. Surface often somewhat paler or whitened.


Frequent ill-sorted angular to subangular grains of quartz, large discrete grains of plagioclase and potash feldspar, strands of muscovite mica together with larger grains of biotite, occasional grains of pyroxene and amphibole and fragments of a granitic rock (Williams, 2000).