Fragment of an amphora

< 1 of 1 > Back

From Mumrills, Stirlingshire

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 sherd of an amphora was found at Mumrills in Stirlingshire. It dates from between 140 and 165 AD.

The painted inscription in cursive handwriting gives the date of production.

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.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-100-102-502-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FRB 788
Date: 140 - 165 AD
Between 140 and 165 AD
Material: Ceramic; inscribed
What: Pottery / amphora / sherd
Where: Scotland, Stirlingshire, Falkirk, Mumrills
Description: Amphora sherd inscribed with consular date in cursive inscription, from Mumrills, Stirlingshire, 140 - 165 AD
Related Records:
< 1 of 1 > Back
Powered by Scran