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Two slender amphorae, of spatheion 1 type, with a thickened rim, a high neck and a long, narrow body with a sharp-pointed base and two wide handles on the neck. The first amphora has a slightly damaged base, the second one - about 2/3 of it survived, missing fragments were filled with plaster.

Type spatheion 1 amphorae were manufactured in the northern African workshops (modern-day Tunisia) in the 5th century AD and they were used as a container while transporting various goods (olives, presumably wine and fish sauce as well)
Discovery: a chance discovery made during sinking a well between 1909 and 1914 on the estate of Bronisław Adam Łastowiecki. They were passed to the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw by his son, Kazimierz Łastowiecki from Kraków, in 1948 (or 1947).


the 5th century AD

Museum collection:

the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw

by J. Andrzejowski

Exhibition organised by:

mns uw

Project co-organised by:

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