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Tripolitanian 1

Amphorae
Tripolitanian amphorae were first identified by Zevi (Zevi & Tchernia, 1969) but the typological differentiation is due to Panella (1973).This type is characterised by a thickened rim which is concave on the outer face, with a fairly high cylindrical or slightly conical neck which forms an angle at his junction with the body. The short thickish handles are attached on the neck and the shoulder. The long cylindrical body ends in a hollow conical spike. Very occasionally stamped on the rim and handle (Peacock & Williams, 1986). More »
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  • Forms:
    • amphorae
  • Characteristics:
    • Rim: Everted
    • Handle: Ovoid/Elliptical
    • Handle: Short vertical
    • Neck: Cylindrical
    • Shoulder: Rounded
    • Body: Cylindrical
    • Base: Spike/tapered
  • Period: First century AD contexts at Ostia and Pompeii, also north Africa; substituted after the mid second century AD by the type Tripolitanian 3 (Panella, 1973; 1977). More »
  • Primary Function: Transport

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Origin & occurrences

Tripolitanian coarser fabric
Tripolitanian fine fabric

Tunisia Area
Italy Nation
Pompei Point
Lusitania Area
Ostia Point
North Africa Area

Depictions

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Media type: Drawing
Scale: Drawing at 1:10 scale

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Media type: Photograph
Scale: Hand specimen, fresh broken surface

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Media type: Photograph
Scale: Photograph of partial amphora

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Media type: Photograph
Scale: Photograph of whole amphora

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Media type: Thin section
Scale: Thin section photograph taken at a scale of x20, crossed polarised light

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Media type: Thin section
Scale: Thin section photograph taken at a scale of x20, crossed polarised light

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Media type: Thin section
Scale: Thin section photograph taken at scale of x20, crossed polarised light

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Media type: Drawing

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Equivalent types & comments

Equivalences defined in Tripolitanian 1

No direct equivalences

Equivalences defined in other types

No indirect equivalences

Principal contributor: Michel Bonifay

Decorations & Stamps

Decorations defined in Tripolitanian 1

No Decorations defined

Stamps defined in Tripolitanian 1

No Stamps defined

References

Riley, J. A. 1979: The coarse pottery from Berenice. Excavations at Sidi Khrebish Benghazi (Berenice). Vol. II. Supplement to Libya Antiqua. Tripoi Libya Antiqua 5 91-467
Panella, C. 1973: Appunti su un gruppo di anfore della prima, media e tarda età Imperiale. Ostia III: Le terme del Nuotatore: scavo dell'ambiente V et di un saggio dell'area. Studi miscellenei. Rome 21 460-633
Bonifay, M. 2004: Études sur la céramique romaine tardive d’Afrique. British Archaeological Reports. International Series. Oxford Archaeopress 1301
Arthur, P. 1982: Amphora production in the Tripolitanian Gebel. Libyan Studies. 13 61-72
Panella, C. 1977: Anfore tripolitane a Pompei. L'instrumentum domesticum di Ercolano e Pompei nella prima età imperiale. Rome 135-149
Peacock, D. P. S. & Williams, D. F. 1986: Amphorae and the Roman Economy. London Longman
Zevi, F. & Tchernia, A. 1969: Amphores de Byzacène au Bas-Empire. Antiquités Africaines. 3 173-214