Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

Dressel 1 amphoras

A tall cylindrical amphora with angular shoulders, long straight handles and a collar rim. This form is the most important Italian wine amphora of the late Republican period, with a wide distribution around the Mediterranean (with many examples from shipwrecks) and across the north-west provinces.

Illustration from Dressel's typology
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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Terres d'Amphores
Base de données des pâtes d'amphores des ateliers en Gaule, du Ier au IIIe siècle ap. J.-C. (Archéologie de la Gaule et Monde Antique [GAMA], UMR 7041 Archéologies et Sciences de l'Antiquité [ArScAn], Université de Paris, 2013)
Pages include locations of production sites and hi-resolution images of fabrics (text in French or English).
Distribution of Dressel 1 amphoras in Britain
Roman Pottery in Britain (Tyers 1996)
  • Fabric code: DR1 (p.89)
Thumbnail images (click for higher resolution):
National Roman Fabric Reference Collection
(Dore & Tomber 1998, Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph 2)
  • Fabric code: CAM AM 1 (Campanian (Black sand) amphorae 1, p.88).
  • Fabric code: ITA AM 1 (Italian amphorae 1, p.97).
Thumbnail images
DICOCER: Dictionnaire des Céramiques Antiques
(Py, ed 1993)
  • Fabric code: A-ITA [PDF] (Amphores italiques)
Pages may include descriptions of related types (text in French).
Dressel 1 amphoras
URL: http://potsherd.net/atlas/Ware/DR1 • © Text 1996, 2014: Layout 2012, 2014. Some images may be linked to other web sites.