Belly amphora

The belly-amphora has a continuous profile from lip to foot. It is usually lidded.

Type B amphora

Type B amphora The most typically occurring form is termed Type B, characterised by the combination of round handles, the mouth's straight lip, and the convex profile of the one-piece foot (termed 'echinus'). The shape is old, dating back to the seventh century, and continuing to be produced until the mid-fifth century.

Type A amphora

Type A amphoraDuring the third quarter of the sixth century, a new, more elaborate type is introduced. Type A amphorae are recognisable by their flat, flanged handles, often decorated with ivy, and two-part ('stepped') foot.

Type C amphora

Type C amphoraA third type, Type C, is less common. Like Type B it has a one-piece foot, but the lip is round ('torus') rather than straight.