Ware/Ware Family: Brindisi amphoras

Name, Origin, Date

Brindisi amphoras

2nd c. BCE-2nd c. CE

General Information

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Brindisi amphoras were produced in Italy from the mid-2nd to late 1st c. BCE. At least one kiln site is known near Brindisi, at Apani.The form is distinctive: a cylindrical neck with a thickened plain rim, handles that are round in section and join from below the rim to the shoulder, an oval body, and a knobbed base. The handles are often stamped, usually in Latin, but Greek characters also appear. Sometimes one handle bears the presumed name of the factory while the other contains the supposed name of the actual potter.Brindisi amphoras were distributed widely in the western Mediterranean, but more particularly in the eastern Mediterranean. They are especially abundant in Dalmatia, Greece and Asia Minor. These amphoras probably carried ...

Vessels  4


Amphora
Dime, Soknopaiou Nesos
2nd c. BCE-2nd c. CE
Hellenistic/Ptolemaic, Roman


Amphora
Dime, Soknopaiou Nesos
2nd c. BCE-1st c. BCE
Hellenistic/Ptolemaic, Early Roman


Amphora
Kokhim Cave
mid-2nd c. BCE
Middle Hellenistic


Amphora
Ashkelon
3rd - 2nd centuries BCE
Hellenistic

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Petrographic Samples  1




mid-2nd c. BCE

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The fabric is fairly hard and slightly rough, with very fine sand particles, many fine black and red nodules, a few small white limestone inclusions, occasional fine mica, rare fine calcareous and chaff inclusions. Clay color is reddish-yellow to buff throughout (5YR 7/6-7.5YR 7/4).

Samples from Apani contain frequent subangular quartz grains and small fragments of limestone, some of it fossiliferous, together with flecks of mica and occasional grains of pyroxene (Peacock & Williams,...

Earlier/Alternative Names

Ostia 66, Peacock and Williams 1, CEIPAC ID KE51+BYZ

Site Distribution

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Dime, Soknopaiou Nesos (Egypt/Fayoum)

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