Amphorae of the Brindisi area in Gallia Belgica: The example of Titelberg (Luxembourg)

Tretola Martinez, Debora C. (2019). Amphorae of the Brindisi area in Gallia Belgica: The example of Titelberg (Luxembourg). In: García Vargas, Enrique; de Almeida, Rui Roberto; González Cesteros, Horacio; Sáez Romero, Antonio M. (eds.) The Ovoid Amphorae in the Central and Western Mediterranean. Between the last two centuries of the Republic and the early days of the Roman Empire. Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean Pottery: Vol. 13 (pp. 337-345). Oxford: Archaeopress Archaeology

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During the 1st century BC, the Oppidum of Titelberg was the chef-lieu of the Treveri. Recent excavations in the southwestern extremity of the Oppidum have proven the existence of a large court, surrounded by small rooms and porches vaguely resembling a macellum. Because of the décor and the outstanding quantity of the Italian imports, this zone is interpreted as a trading centre run by Roman merchants, as Caesar describes was the case for the Oppidum of Cenabum. Here, swamped by the vast amount of Dressel 1 amphorae, at least four different amphorae from the Brindisi area are also present. Due to the small number of fragments and the absence of stamps, the classification of those amphorae remains imprecise. Nevertheless, these examples from the trading centre were mostly detected in contexts dating to the La Tène D2b period and are therefore probably amongst the oldest evidence for Apulian olive oil in Northern Gaul. This paper presents them in detail, as well as considering the the difficulty of their identification. Furthermore, a first interpretation of their presence at the Oppidum of Titelberg is provided. Keywords: Chef-lieu, trading centre, high fragmentation, anepigraphic, Late Iron Age.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Archaeology of the Roman Provinces

UniBE Contributor:

Tretola Martinez, Debora Cristina

Subjects:

900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

ISBN:

978-1-78969-296-9

Series:

Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean Pottery

Publisher:

Archaeopress Archaeology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Debora Cristina Tretola Martinez

Date Deposited:

03 Oct 2019 13:22

Last Modified:

03 Oct 2019 13:22

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Chef-lieu, trading centre, high fragmentation, anepigraphic, Late Iron Age

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/133578

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