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Pascual 1 similis

This form is closely modelled on the Catalan Pascual 1 form. It has a high vertical rim, a cylindrical neck, ovoid body with a solid spike and long rounded handles with a vertical groove. The rim varies at the three production sites mentioned below. At Aspiran it is straight, at Montans it is gently curved, while at Corneilhan the curve is more pronounced (see Laubenheimer, 1985). More »
  • Date Min: -27 - Date Max: 100
  • Forms:
    • amphorae
  • Characteristics:
    • Shoulder: Rounded
    • Handle: Long vertical
    • Handle: Grooved
    • Rim: Collar
    • Body: Ovoid
    • Neck: Cylindrical
    • Base: Spike/tapered
  • Period: Augustan to first century AD. More »
  • Primary Function: Transport

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Origin & occurrences

Augst Point
France South Area
Vindonissa Point


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

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Equivalent types & comments

Equivalences defined in Pascual 1 similis

No direct equivalences

Equivalences defined in other types

No indirect equivalences

Principal contributor: David Williams

Decorations & Stamps

Decorations defined in Pascual 1 similis

No Decorations defined

Stamps defined in Pascual 1 similis

No Stamps defined


Genty, P-Y. & Fiches, J-L. 1975: L’atelier de potiers Gallo-Romain d’Aspiran (Hérault): synthese des travaux de 1971 a 1978. Figlina. 3 71-92
Martin-Kilcher, S. 1994: Die römischen amphoren aus Augst und Kaiseraugst. Ein Beitrag zur römischen Handels- und Kulturgeschichte II: Die Amphoren für Wein, fischsauce, Südfrüchte (Gruppen 2-24) und Gesamtauswertung. Forschungen in Augst. Augst Band 7/2
Laubenheimer, F. 1985: La production des amphores en Gaule Narbonnaise. Paris
Laubenheimer, F. & Widemann, F. 1977: L’atelier d’amphores de Corneilhan (Herault), Typologie et analyse. Revue d’archéometrie. 1 59-82
Genty, P-Y. 1975: Observations sur l'habitat lié aux ateliers de potiers Gallo-Romains d'Aspiran (Hérault). Bulletin de la société d'études scientifiques de Sète. 06-Aug 45-65
Martin, T. 1981: Les fouilles de Montans, bref aperçu sur les resultants de la campagne 1980. Les Cahiers Tarnais. 26-31