Ware/Ware Family: Late Roman Amphora 4 (LRA 4)/"Gaza" jars

Name, Origin, Date

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Late Roman Amphora 4 (...

Israel-Palestinian Aut...

4th century CE - 7th c...

Byzantine

General Information

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The LR amphora 4 was originally defined by John Riley in the excavations of the hippodrome at Caesarea Maritima, on the coast of Israel (Rilery 1975, pp. 27-30, there called “Amphora Type 2”). This is a deep cylindrical vessel with a short rim and high ring handles. There are regularly messy accretions of clay on the shoulder and around the rim. Occasionally there are narrow grooves around the shoulder or upper body. According to Paul Reynolds (2005: 575), the “early 2nd-early 3rd century version of the LRA 4 were wide-bodied and rather short, with a small vertical collar rim. Wide-bodied examples continued to be made through the 4th and 5th centuries, sometimes decorated with bands of red paint… At the end of the 5th century a more elo...

Jar, bag-shaped
Ashqelon, Third Mile Estate
3rd c. CE
Late Roman


Jar, bag-shaped
Ashqelon, Third Mile Estate
3rd c. CE
Late Roman


Jar, bag-shaped
Ashqelon, Third Mile Estate
3rd c. CE
Late Roman


Jar, bag-shaped
Ashqelon, Third Mile Estate
3rd c. CE
Late Roman

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Site Distribution

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Ashkelon (Israel-Palestinian Authority/Southern Coastal Plain)

Ashqelon, Third Mile Estate (Israel-Palestinian Authority/Southern Coastal Plain)

Associated Petrofabrics

Associated Kilns/Workshops

Israel-Palestinian Authority/Southern Coastal Plain



Israel-Palestinian Authority/Southern Coastal Plain



Bibliography

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  1. Reynolds, Paul. "Levantine Amphorae from Cilicia to Gaza: A Typology and Analysis of Regional Production Trends from the 1st to 7th Centuries" in LRCW I. Late Roman Coarse Wares, Cooking Wares and Amphorae in the Mediterranean. Archaeology and Archaeometry563-611, ed(s). J. Ma. Gurt i Esparraguera, J. Buxeda i Garrigós, and M.A. Cau Ontiveros. 1st International Conference on Late Roman Coarse Wares, Cooking Wares and Amphorae in the Mediterranean, Barcelona, 2002. BAR International Archaeological Reports, S1340. Oxford: BAR Publishing, 2005

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