Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

London 555 amphoras

A cylindrical two-handled amphora with a groove just below the rim, handles with a groove on the outer face and a solid spike, in pale fabrics. A relatively rare type, only recently recognised as a class on sites in Britain and Gaul.

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 London 555 amphoras in Britain
Roman Pottery in Britain (Tyers 1996)
  • Fabric code: L555 (p.97)
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 2 (Gaulish amphorae 2, p.95).
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London 555 amphoras
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