KTH1062 (Dressel 24/LRA2 Transitional Amphora) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Dressel 24 Amphora
Typological identification
Late Roman Amphora 2
Amphora. Tall rim, convex outer face, with rounded lip, thickened on inside. Characteristic elongated, cup-shaped mouth for type.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Pale grayish brown; surface shows thin, uneven wash fired by slight reduction to a faint green hue. Somewhat hard, granular. Common, small to medium (and rarely large), angular and subangular, lime chunks, larger ones spalling; uncommon, small, subrounded, black inclusions and a few dark red; very rare, isolated, large dark gray stones; no visible mica. Smoothing bands around lower outside rim.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves ca. 20% of rim with profile from lip to neck. Slight, somewhat sparse abrasion with uncommon gouging and minor chipping around edges; slightly worn breaks; widespread but then patches of encrustation.
Preserved height
Estimated rim diameter
Rim Height
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
7.5YR 7/4
Suggested citation
“KTH1062 (Dressel 24/LRA2 Transitional Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth1062>