These characteristic examples of large clay Early Christian amphorae were found in the wider region of Thessaloniki. They were wheel-made and belong to different types: cylindrical, spherical or carrot-shaped (the latter were stacked horizontally). They are made of coarse fabrics and their bodies are covered with ribs. They were the transportation vessel par excellence for oil and wine, and many were re-used as domestic storage vessels. Amphorae provide useful information on the trade routes and habits of urban dwellers during this period.