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Kapitän II ('Hollow foot') amphoras

A cylindrical two-handled amphora with tapering neck and a short, hollow foot in an orange-red fabric. Probably produced in the Aegean region (GR) and widely distributed around the eastern Mediterranean, but less common in the west.

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 Kapitän II ('Hollow foot') amphoras in Britain
Roman Pottery in Britain (Tyers 1996)
  • Fabric code: HOFA (p.101)
Thumbnail images (click for higher resolution):
National Roman Fabric Reference Collection
(Dore & Tomber 1998, Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph 2)
  • Fabric code: P&W AM 47 (Peacock & Williams Class 47 amphorae, p.109).
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Kapitän II ('Hollow foot') amphoras
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