Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

Gauloise flat-based amphoras

Flat-based two-handled amphoras typically in a fine-textured micaceous fabric. Produced at a large number of sites across southern France (Languedoc and Provence/FR), and very common in the north-west provinces during the 2nd and 3rd centuries.

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 Gauloise flat-based amphoras in Britain
Roman Pottery in Britain (Tyers 1996)
  • Fabric code: GAUL (p.94)
Thumbnail images (click for higher resolution):
National Roman Fabric Reference Collection
(Dore & Tomber 1998, Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph 2)
  • Fabric code: GAL AM 1 (Gaulish amphorae 1, p.93).
Thumbnail images
Worcestershire ceramics online database
(Worcestershire Historic Environment and Archaeology Service)
  • Fabric no. 42.3 (Pelichet type amphora)
Thumbnail images (click for higher resolution):
DICOCER: Dictionnaire des Céramiques Antiques
(Py, ed 1993)
  • Fabric code: A-GAUL [PDF] (Amphores gauloises)
Pages may include descriptions of related types (text in French).
Museum of London ceramics catalogue
(Museum of London) Catalogue includes some images, but may include vessels of other types.
Gauloise flat-based amphoras
URL: http://potsherd.net/atlas/Ware/GAUL • © Text 1996, 2014: Layout 2012, 2014. Some images may be linked to other web sites.