Dressel 1to 6: wine amphoras; Dressel 1: Roman wine amphora, B.C. to 13 A.D.; Dressel 2: Roman wine amphora, 16 B.C. to 29 A.D.; Dressel 3: Roman. An amphora is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least .. The first type of Roman amphora, Dressel 1, appears in central Italy in the late 2nd century BC. This type had thick walls and a characteristic red . Distinctive Features. This was the most common type of late Republican Roman amphora. Following an early classificatory scheme by Lamboglia (), the.

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Technically, therefore, this newly identified amphora type could be lurking among the Elms Farm Dressel 1 handle sherds residual amphorx later contexts, although the rarity of the type and the demonstrable prevalence here of Dressel 1 make it unlikely.

In the important amphora deposit from the House of aamphora Porch at Ostia dated c. Amphorae are of great use to maritime archaeologistsas they often indicate the age of a shipwreck and the geographic origin of the cargo. If we assume these three came from different vessels to the forty-four reported here, Heybridge has produced forty-seven Dressel drressel amphoras.

The linkage with feasting shows that wine was drunk in the Roman style, at a banquet or dinner. University of York legal statements. Although the floruit of the form did not range beyond Nero Baudoux46it was still current under the Flavians van der Drfssel, and – much changed typologically – into the 2nd century Martin-Kilcher The generally lighter construction of the form compared to Dressel 1 and Dressel 20 in particular means Dressel data expressed in terms of sherd count and sherd weight seriously under-represent their importance.


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Without proper rendering supportyou may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols. The Romans acquired it during the Hellenization that occurred in the Roman Republic. With the notable exceptions of the city of Rome and classical Athens, it was exceptional in antiquity for staple dresel to be transported long distances to feed settlements on a regular basis.

Exports of Baetican olive oil to Britain in Dressel 20 and Dressel 23 amphoras have been surveyed in extenso by Funari and Carreras Monfort and Funari Surviving examples bear the inscription “I am one of the prizes from Athens”, and usually depict the particular event they were awarded for. Imitations of the Dressel were produced on the island of Cos for the transportation of wine from the 4th century BC until middle imperial times.

The bodies of the two types have similar shapes. Small-volume container varying from table-top size to half the height of a human, able to be carried by one or more people. Much lies hidden in the tantalising references to diplomatic relationships between Britons and Rome under Augustus and Tiberius Res Gestae 32; Strabo 4. Pyre-related feature Group contained a single neck sherd from a Dressel 1 or amphora. It has short dresxel handles, with a shallow central groove.

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The pelike was introduced around the end of the 6th century BC. Acta Archaeologica Lundensia, Series in 4o No. AD 75 Sealey Resinated wines are indicated by the inscriptions mentioning picat um ; sometimes they are specified as mature vetus. Elsewhere in the West, provincial versions are not found until Augustus.


The thicknesses dredsel Dressel body sherds at Elms Farm have been fully recorded and a random selection shows dimensions of 8, 8. Heather and reeds might be used as dresael around the vases. Panellafelt that Dressel forms were too common in Flavian contexts at Ostia to be explained as residual material.

The volume of a Roman amphora was one cubic footc. Panathenaic prize amphora in the black-figure style, showing the goddess Athena. Nevertheless amphkra view persists that the middle of the 1st century BC saw a shift in the wine trade away from Hengistbury Head in particular, and the Dorset-Hampshire region in general, to south-eastern England, and that the Gallic Wars were the catalyst for this change Millett31; Cunliffe; Tyers The involvement of wine at funerals confirms consumption at Heybridge itself.

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Honey wine mulsum and the sweet wine called passum made from dried grapes raisins are both also attested by inscriptions. Imports peaked under Augustus in Ceramic Phase 2 c. Exports of wine from Tarraconensis were in decline in the second half of the 1st century AD Corsi-Sciallano and Liou The museum archaeologists have aphora a rack and roping device to illustrate how the cargo might have been kept from shifting.