The transport amphoras Lamboglia 2 and Dressel 6A: A central Dalmatian origin?
2009 (English)In: Journal of Roman Archaeology, ISSN 0453-7580, Vol. 22, 83-108 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The wine amphoras Lamboglia 2 and Dressel 6A were widely spread throughout the mediterranean from the late 2nd c BC to the mid-1st c AD. They have traditionally been assigned an origin on the Italian Adriatic coast, but this study argues against this view, presenting several strands of evidence in favour of an origin on the central Dalmatian coast. The evidence consists of kiln finds from Vis (ancient Issa), comparison of amphora fabrics, distribution of finds, links between names on the amphora stamps and senatorial names as well as other individuals known from inscriptions at Issa and Narona. The new data are discussed in the framework of the expansion of the Roman Empire in the late Republic, and the important role the senatorial aristocracy and their freedmen played in the wine-trade which was an important part of the economic expansion of Rome.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 22, 83-108 p.
transport amphoras, Lamboglia 2, Dressel 6A, origin, wine-trade, Issa, Narona, fabrics, distribution, stamps, inscriptions, senators, freedmen, slaves, economic expansion, Roman Empire
Research subject Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-120210OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-120210DiVA: diva2:302879