KTH1637 (Late Roman Amphora 2) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
KTH Container 39
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Amphora 2
Typological identification comment
Cf. 7th-c. Yassi Ada LRAs (Bass 1982; van Doorninck 1989); check also Crypta Balbi
Amphora. Tall, steeply conical neck. Short, slightly flaring rim with plain lip, rounded and thickened on outer face and sharp inner edge; distinct joing between neck and rim. Handles attach at middle to upper neck; oval in section, with irregular, shallow grooves all around.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Gritty non-southern Argolid LRA2 fabric. Reddish brown; light wash same color as fabric; consistently fired. Coarse, hard fabric; hackly break; very rough surface texture. Uncommon to common, poorly sorted, medium and rare, isolated, subangular, large lime chunks; rare lime specks; uncommon, small, angular and rounded, gray, black, and red inclusions; very rare, isolated, angular, yellow (lime?)stone; rare, small flakes of silvery mica; varied, small to medium voids in various forms, some elongated (burned off chaff?).
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves 10% of rim, adjacent middle to upper neck, and one upper handle attachment. Slight, somewhat extensive abrasion with minor scoring; slightly worn breaks; faint white clouding (incipient encrustation?).
Handle width
Preserved height
Estimated rim diameter
Rim Height
Wall thickness
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
2.5YR 6/8
Suggested citation
“KTH1637 (Late Roman Amphora 2).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth1637>