Museo del Mare – Sala VI – Espositore ad angolo 1
1 Amphora from Forlimpopoli (I-III century AD)
Donation of Don Ennio Stamile
Amphora with flat bottom, small-sized, used for wine transport. It was probably produced
along the Adriatic coast.
2 Amphora Dressel 21/22 (end of I – III century AD)
It is an amphora with cylindrical or elliptical body, strongly tapered towards the bottom, approximately between 80 and 90 cm in height, generally without shoulder or with a slightly pronounced one, marked by a sort of step which separates the body from the neck, with a truncated-conical or concave section. Four types are known, on the basis of the lip (1A, 1B, 2 and 3). Types 1A and 1B are dated between the Augustan Age and the Flavian Age; Type 2 is dated between the Augustan Age and the early decades of the II century AD; Type 3, however, is dated between the Flavian Age and the second half of the II century AD. The three types were produced in Sicily, Calabria and Campania, respectively. Traditionally believed to be used for dried fruit, it is now considered the container by definition for the transport of salted fish.
On the handle there is a stamp with a rectangular scroll ornament [FE] (Felix), perhaps attributable to Felix, a freedman of Jewish origin, attested in Pompeii as the owner of a fish processing facility.
Donation of Zavatto Piero