A contribution to knowledge of Greek and Roman amphorae found or located in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Prilog poznavanju antičkih amfora pronađenih ili pohranjenih u Bosni i Hercegovini

  • Adnan Busuladžić
Keywords: amphorae oleariae, amphorae vinariae, Lesbian, Rhodian and Corcyran amphorae, Greco-Italic type, Lamboglia 2, Dressel 2-4, Hopfengarten, African: Africana 2 and type XXVII, flat-bottomed amphorae, Forlimpopoli, amphora with funnel-shaped rim, Dimmeser Ort type, Pontic amphorae type XX, Benghazi MR type, Eastern Mediterranean type XV, Syrian type, Late Roman 1 type, Byzantine type amphorae

Abstract

Among the ancient finds at numerous sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina are some amphora sherds. The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina has a number of amphorae found at Narona, outside Bosnia and Herzegovina. The same is true of the Franciscan monastery in Visoko, which has a few well-preserved amphorae. One of the most important sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina at which amphorae have been found is the Hellenistic site of Daorson. Though they have been the subject of interest from time to time, this is the first paper to give a full picture of the amphorae found or kept in museums in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In terms of typology, these include examples of Lesbian, Rhodian and Corcyran amphorae, the Greco-Italic type, Lamboglia 2, Dressel 2-4, 6A, 20, 23a, 26, 27, 30, 34, 38, Hopfengarten, African: Africana 2 and type XXVII, flat-bottomed amphorae, Forlimpopoli, amphorae with a funnel-shaped rim, Dimmeser Ort type, Pontic amphorae type XX, Benghazi MR type, Eastern Mediterranean type XV, Syrian type, Late Roman 1 type, and Byzantine type amphorae. The sites where they were found reveal marked ancient Hellenistic and Roman influence on their use in Bosnia and Herzegovina: not only Daorson, but also at the sites of Roman villas, in Višići, Panik, and in military forts, urban settlements and the like, where the ancient, Mediterranean and Roman diet was well established. Despite the many archaeological excavations that have yielded amphorae, and their publication as part of the presentation of individual sites, this is the first synthetic treatment relating to the material located in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Published
2019-04-11