Amphora fragment, Barburgh Mill

Amphorae are large pottery vessels used to transport wine and oil. This large fragment comprises four sherds glued together to form the side section of a vessel. The Amphora has prominent horizontal interior banding with an orange coloured matrix with black inclusions. The surfaces appear to have been painted or varnished in recent times. This object was discovered during the excavation of Barburgh Mill Fort in 1971.    Barburgh Mill Fortlet The fortlet at Barburgh mill was excavated in the 1970s in advance of its destruction by gravel quarrying. Although on the Dumfriesshire side of the Nith it is typical of the fortlets found in Galloway.  
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DMPO007a, DMPO007b
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length 170mm, width 137mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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