KTH1332 (Middle Roman Amphora 5) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
KTH Container 45
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Amphora 5
Cylindrical neck. Outward thickened rim has low sloping upper face and steeply inward sloping, slightly convex outer face marked by two sharp grooves. Handle, oval(?) in section, attaches at base of rim.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Core: 5YR 7/2 (pinkish gray), but tinge of red toward surface; surface: 5YR 6/4 (light reddish brown). Medium hard, gritty fabric with uncommon tiny, dark bits, rare, small glistening particles (“quartz” and golden mica?), rare, medium or larger, white (calcitic) and red (iron oxide?), subangular to subrounded inclusions. Surface thinly washed and pale.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves 15% of rim and very small part of upper neck and one handle. Slight, sparse abrasion and chipping around edges; worn breaks; small, scattered patches of encrustation.
Preserved height
Estimated rim diameter
Wall thickness
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
5YR 6/4
Suggested citation
“KTH1332 (Middle Roman Amphora 5).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth1332>