Neck of an amphora

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Neck of an amphora

It was the discovery of a V-shaped ditch of typical Roman military type by Lady Fox beside the South Gate in 1965 which brought the first certain evidence of the presence of the Roman army in Exeter. At the base of the ditch was found this long neck of an amphora (storage jar) of a type well known on first-century military sites in Britain and Germany. With its peaked handles and pale creambuff fabric it can be attributed to the area of the island of Rhodes, and would probably have carried wine from that region.