Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

North African cylindrical amphoras

Cylindrical two-handled amphoras of various forms in red fabrics with a distinctive white wash on the outer surface. Produced in Tunisia and widely distributed around the western Mediterreanean and across the north-west provinces from 2nd to 5th century AD.

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 North African cylindrical amphoras in Britain
Roman Pottery in Britain (Tyers 1996)
  • Fabric code: NACA (p.104)
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National Roman Fabric Reference Collection
(Dore & Tomber 1998, Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph 2)
  • Fabric code: NAF AM 1 (North African (Lime-rich) amphorae 1, p.101).
  • Fabric code: NAF AM 2 (North African (Lime-poor) amphorae 2, p.102).
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North African cylindrical amphoras
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