Fragment of an amphora

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From Newstead, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Fragment of an amphora.
© National Museums Scotland

Fragment of an amphora

Amphorae are large, distinctive pottery containers used to transport perishable goods over long distances. This piece of an earthenware amphora handle was found at the site of the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It dates from between 80 and 180 A

The stamp on the amphora handle reads 'Vin', suggesting the amphora was used to carry wine.

Many mass-produced articles in the Roman world were stamped or inscribed by the manufacturers to indicate the makers, contents, dates or ownership, which suggests basic literacy amongst a wide section of the Roman population.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-448-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRA 1452
Date: Between 80 and 180 AD
Material: Ceramic; stamped
What: Pottery / amphora / portion
Who: Newstead Collection
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose, Newstead
Description: Part of the handle of an earthenware amphora, inscribed 'VIN' to indicate contents, from Newstead
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