Amparo and Juanjo Camarena Llopis "fished" half a century ago, from the family boat, a Roman amphora with unique morphology and details. The family has wanted to give this piece to the Archaeological Museum of Dénia for its study and exhibition.
The morphological analysis of the amphora takes us to the Guadalquivir Valley, where from the first third of the XNUMXst century an imitation production of the amphora has been documented Dressel 1. This typology has an accredited regional diffusion, but the findings that confirm its presence in the Mediterranean are still scarce.
The dating of the piece takes us, then, to the republican Roman era and its function was to be used in the transport and commercialization of wine, especially that destined for the army, since archaeologically it is very present in military camps that are established in Hispania during the conquest process.
Therefore, the donation from the Camarena Llopis family, in addition to constituting a key piece in the museum's collection, in which it will soon be integrated as part of the permanent exhibition at the Museu de la Mar, opens a new line of research.