Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Dressel 2-4 Loire Basin

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Dressel 2-4 Loire Basin
Dressel 2-4 Loire Basin fabric

Visual characteristics

A fairly fine textured fabric with conspicuous flecks of silver mica, reddish-orange in colour (2.5YR 6/6 – 6/8).


A distinctive fabric containing subangular quartz grains, average size 0.20mm, with frequent plates of muscovite mica, some grains of plagioclase and potash felspar, amphibole and rare fragments of a granitic rock. The chemical analysis of the workshop products is discussed by Laubenheimer (1986).


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