- Museum number
Ampulla; clay; flat with circular sides. On each side, within curved and sloping raised lines, are retrograde inscriptions in relief. Above and below the inscription are raised diagonals. One handle is lost and the mouth is broken away. Dark-orange clay with traces of a buff surface, containing many white inclusions.
- Production date
- 480-650 (circa)
Height: 3.25 inches
- Curator's comments
- Terracotta IV
Purchased: Greville J. Chester.
Late Roman, about AD 480-650.
Comparanda: Close: Dutilh 1904: pls 1 and 2, fig. 21, from Alexandria. Side (b): close: Heide and Thiel 2004: 146, no. iii.3.27, dated end of fifth to middle of seventh century AD.
Bibliog: Murray 1907: pl. iv:2.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number