Potsherd: Atlas of Roman Pottery

Richborough 527 amphoras

A short cylindrical amphora with small handled and an almond-shaped rim with coarse rilling on the outer body, in a distinctive ware with a greenish tinge and abundant inclusions of volcanic glass. Produced in the Eolian Islands (near Sicily/IT) and distributed around the western Mediterreanean and across the north-west provinces during the 1st to 3rd centuries 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 Richborough 527 amphoras in Britain
Roman Pottery in Britain (Tyers 1996)
  • Fabric code: R527 (p.99)
Thumbnail images (click for higher resolution):
National Roman Fabric Reference Collection
(Dore & Tomber 1998, Museum of London Archaeology Service Monograph 2)
  • Fabric code: LIP AM (Liparian amphorae, p.99).
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Richborough 527 amphoras
URL: http://potsherd.net/atlas/Ware/R527 • © Text 1996, 2014: Layout 2012, 2014. Some images may be linked to other web sites.