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Amphora fragment with graffiti

Scratched into the neck of this amphora are the words “bucket... sweet unmixed wine”, which describe what the amphora once contained....

Amphora handle

This is the handle from a Greek amphora storage jar. The stamp records the potter’s name....

Amphora handle

This is the handle from an ‘amphora’ storage jar. Onto it is stamped a Greek inscription indicating the name of the person who made the jar, or the name of...

Carrot amphora

This is the most complete amphora discovered from Roman Exeter. Carrot amphorae are named after their similarity to modern-day carrots. They were used for importing exotic fruits to Roman Britain,...

Stamped amphora handle

The writing stamped onto this handle reads ‘Q.A’GEMELLI’, which is the name ‘Q.A. Gemellus’. This is the name of the man who made the amphora....

Amphora neck and handles

This Roman amphora was used for transporting olive oil to the Roman fortress in Exeter. It was found in a rubbish dump at a military storage depot just outside the...

Amphora neck and handle

This fragment of Roman amphora (shown on the left in the photograph) was used for transporting olive oil to the Roman fortress in Exeter. It was found in rubbish dumps...

Amphora

This amphora is typical of the type of vessel used to store liquid and food throughout the Greek and Roman world. This was among the earliest archaeological items to be...

Neck and handle of an amphora

This is part of a large storage vessel called an ‘amphora’ used for transporting olive oil into Roman Exeter from Spain....