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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Even a large sherd might have only a solitary iron ore particle and so their absence from smaller sherds could not be taken as proof that the parent vessel was not a Cadiz product.

There a rim and body sherds were securely stratified with Dressel 1 amphoras in the north-east of the c. Owing to the high ratio of body sherds to rims, quantification by EVE was not carried out; instead minimum vessel numbers were estimated. But it is amphira understandable that Hengistbury Head and Heybridge should be thought of as ports.

This is further evidence for the dwindling fortunes of the settlement after its auspicious start as a major consumer of Mediterranean produce ampohra the Late Iron Age. The last definite shipwreck with the form is Ses Salines, where it shared the hold with Amphoar 20 amphoras. Its history may have been bound up with the same economic currents that dgessel first sustained, and then deserted Heybridge.

Technically, therefore, this newly identified amphora type could drsssel lurking among the Elms Farm Dressel 1 handle sherds residual in later contexts, although the rarity of the type and the demonstrable prevalence here of Dressel 1 make it unlikely. It was decided to follow the same procedure for distinguishing Dressel 1 from Dressel Although a case can be made for Heybridge having played a part in the export of British produce overseas to the Roman world, the presence of wine amphoras in quantity there does not – paradoxically – mean that one should see Heybridge as a port of entry for Italian and provincial wine that was then moved inland for consumption elsewhere.

A third rim is known from the excavations at Heybridge Hall by the Northamptonshire Archaeological Unit, just over a kilometre to the south-east. Imported wine was consumed at the settlement. Ancient Greek vase painting and Pottery of ancient Greece. The vessels were used primarily to carry wine, which was drunk by all known peoples over Eurasia from at least the Neolithic. A fresh look at the chronology of Dressel 1 in Britain does not allow us to link the start of wine imports among the Trinovantes with the treaty arrangements in 54 BC with Caesar, although there might have been a diplomatic component to the significant quantities imported later under Augustus at settlements like Heybridge.


Archives: Amphora: Details of Dressel 23

But its fabric is fine dresswl a rough-cast outer surface; the basal spike is not solid throughout but has a depression at the top. Where present, the stamp normally consists of two or three letters, sometimes more, or a symbol such as an anchor or trident or both.

The most common types were all produced in Baetica and among these there were the Dressel 20, a typical olive oil container, the Dresselfor garum fish sauceand the Haltern 70, for defrutum fruit sauce.

The normal red of these Catalan sherds has dresseo burnt a light brown. The Dressel 1B was produced between the last quarter of the second until the last decade of the first century BC Peacock, ; c; Long, ; Hesnard et alii All of the small sherds are cracked and crazed; very amphpra of the original surface survives.

In the Gallic provinces the first examples of Roman amphorae amlhora local imitations of pre-existent types such as Dressel 1, DresselPascual 1, and Haltern The nasty incidents described by Brogan are not a far cry from remarks by Tacitus Germania 23 or the low conduct of M.

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Dresse diameters of the others are: Simple bead rims are not confined to Dressel and are not in themselves therefore diagnostic of the form. Sherds from the same amphora could be burnt and unburnt, suggesting the amphoras had been leant upright against the pyre.

The earliest brooch regularly associated with grog-tempered pottery in graves in Britain is the Knotenfibelwhich made its debut c.

Internet Archaeology content is preserved for the long term with the Archaeology Data Service. It is, of course, interesting that Gauloise 4 was present from as early as the middle of the 1st century AD, although one notes that the form was also present at London in pre-Boudican contexts of the 50s AD Davies et al.

Eventually the agrarian regimes of Belgic Gaul adjusted to the challenge. It finds further expression in the relative numbers of Dressel 1 and Dressel shipwrecks, with nearly twice as many Dressel 1 shipwrecks as those with Dressel Some time ago the writer published what he took to be a Haltern 70 from the Sheepen site at Colchester Sealeyfig.


Civilian and native Heybridge is a reminder that this was not the whole story for olive oil consumption in Roman Britain.

They influenced Chinese ampora and other East Asian ceramic cultures, especially as a fancy shape for high-quality decorative ceramics, and continued to be produced there long after they had ceased to be used further west.

Output declined in the 4th century; at Rome sherds of the form after c. The flexed handles with their round sections are distinctive; so too are the rims with their short and rounded profiles, drdssel becoming angular towards the end of the life of the form. The rims are collars with near-vertical steep sides, often with a dished outer face. It may eventually prove useful as well to have measurements of the two axes of handle sections, and the data for Elms Farm are given in Table 5.

Their incorporation in funerary pyres shows that wine was consumed at Heybridge and a powerful hint as to how wine was actually consumed in Iron Age Britain is provided by the associated material in pit Their fabric normally has abundant red pellets, amphor the sherds have lost these inclusions from their outer surfaces to give sherds a pitted and vesicular appearance. Where it was not possible to decide if a given sherd came from Dressel 1 orthe category ‘Dressel 1 or ‘ was used; likewise there is a category ‘Pascual 1 or Dressel ‘.

But a year later Germanicus found that the supply of horses from Gaul was exhausted Tacitus Annals 2. Late variants of the type from London are to my eye at least sufficiently far removed from the true Haltern 70 to merit classification as a separate form Davies et al.

On the Peacock viewthe treaty arrangements between Caesar and the Trinovantes in 54 BC coincided with a drastic attenuation of wine imports to Hengistbury Head and neighbouring sites in central southern Britain after the revolt of the Veneti.