Description of Object:
A South Spanish olive-oil container or amphora
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:
Height: 55 cm
Thickness: 2 cm
Diameter: 50 cm
Held on behalf of the Community of Middlewich by Cheshire Museums.