North African amphorae

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North African amphorae

In the late third century a new type of amphora begins to appear in Exeter: vessels with a brick-red body and cream outer slip, often with strong throwing ridges. These are especially common in the latest layers of the Roman town, dating to the late fourth century. They come from Tunisia and are believed to have been used to carry olive oil. The examples shown here were found in Cathedral Close.

Acknowledgments: Exeter Archaeology