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amphoraAccession number: 11603
Production date: Roman; mid 1st-3rd century
Measurements: H 150 mm; DM 179 mm
Museum Section: Roman
Summary: Amphora rim (form: Dressel 20) with graffiti, IIII and IIV, scratched on opposite sides of the rim before firing. These may represent numbers: IIII = 4; IIV = either 7 (backwards) or, possibly, 3.
Location: Object stored at Mortimer Wheeler House (Ceramics and Glass store)
Category: Roman storage vessels (amphorae).
Sub-category: Globular olive oil amphorae.
Funari, Pedro Paulo A., Olive-oil consumption patterns in Roman Britain, with an index of Dressel 20 inscriptions Unpublished, (1990). (Object details: p 122 nos 8-9, published)