Amphora

Description of Object:

A South Spanish olive-oil container or amphora

Discussion:

Found at Middlewich, it has graffito marked on the side ‘AMVRCA’ which means ‘for collecting waste from brine’. This means the container was re-used in the salt works. Bottom-right is a fragment of another amphora which shows the potters finger marks as he makes the pot using the ‘coiling’ method.

Date of Object:

2nd Century

Find-spot:

Middlewich

Dimensions:

Height: 55 cm
Thickness: 2 cm
Diameter: 50 cm

Location:

Held on behalf of the Community of Middlewich by Cheshire Museums.

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