Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

B4 amphoras

A small slender amphora with rounded shoulder, narrow neck, beaded lip and either one or two tight strap handles in a distinctive red-brown micaceous fabric. This is a long-lived type, produced in western Asia Minor from the 1st to 6th centuries AD, with a wide distribution around the Mediterranean and across the northern provinces.

Roman Amphoras in Britain
(Tyers 1996: Roman amphoras in Britain. Internet Archaeology 1 Council for British Archaeology. doi:10.11141/ia.1.6)
Roman Amphorae: a digital resource
(University of Southampton, 2005. doi:10.5284/1000021) Pages include details of typology, chronology, distribution, epigraphy and hi-resolution images of thin-sections.
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Distribution of B4 amphoras in Britain
Roman Pottery in Britain (Tyers 1996)
  • Fabric code: B4 (p.102)
Thumbnail images (click for higher resolution):
National Roman Fabric Reference Collection
(Dore & Tomber 1998, Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph 2)
  • Fabric code: ASM AM (Asia Minor (Micaceous) amphorae, p.82).
Thumbnail images
B4 amphoras
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