The Huber Collection of Maltese Antiquities
Brief Catalogue by Claudia Sagona
The collection is said to be from a Roman shipwreck found off Malta. It was donated to the University in 1995 by Mr Joe Huber.
1995:115. Storage jar with sinuous profile, short collared rim and two ovoid-sectioned handles fixed high on the shoulder. H. c. 64 cm. 6th-4th century B.C.
1995:116. Very large urn of a type akin to the refined pale-slipped vessels found in Ibiza and Sicily. Vessels of this magnitude and of this type are rare. More typical is no. 1995:118. H. c. 65 cm. Double cordon handles and three fine grooves around the lower body; the neck has two ridges. Pronounced red [?] painted bands encircle the shoulder under the handles. The paint may have discoloured due to its time spent under the sea. The rim is collared. 220-190 B.C.
1995:117. Amphora, round-sectioned handles, flat base. Date unknown. H.45-46 cm.
1995:118. A refined, urn with high neck and two double cordon handles joined at the neck and the shoulder. The base is flat and the neck like the one above  is collared and flaring. The surface may be pale-slipped and painted with bands but the marine encrustation is obscuring the surface. H.48 cm. 350-150 B.C.
1995:119. Fragment of a very large amphora the base is missing. The handle join under the rim and at the shoulder. The neck is off-set. 1 century B.C. to 1st century A.D.
1995:120. Small unguentarium with brown-black painted bands on the lower body. H.5.4 cm. The rim is flared and the base is flat.
1995:121. Small trefoil-mouthed juglet with squat body and stumpy base. The mouth and handle are broken. H. 9.8 cm. Probably 2nd to 1st century B.C.
1995:122. Flat based, small bowl with everted rim. H. c.5.8 cm.
1995:123. Small juglet, or olpe, with upswung handle [now missing] and bi-conical body. The base is flat and the mouth has been pushed to the centre where the handle joins. H.7 cm.
1995:124. Plummet? Onion-shaped with one concave end and tapered at the other with the appearance of being a neck. The object is hollow. Its weight and shape suggest that it, and the following three objects, were used as weights on a plumb line.
1995:125. Plummet? Squat and cylindrical the sides bulge at the middle. It is hollow with a concave bottom and hole in the flat top. H.6 cm.
1995:126. Plummet? Onion-shaped with one end pointed the other is flat with a hole pierced in the centre. The object appears to be hollow. It is a heavy object and would fit well as a bob. The fabric appears to be compact and has multiple black and white inclusions. H. c.9.5 cm
1995:127. Round-bottomed object with flat top pierced in the centre. It is very heavy and has been partially cleaned. H. c.6.5 cm. It is probably a plummet.
1995:128. A thick-walled, large and conical-shaped mortar. It is open and plain, save for the two handles joined low on the body; they are round in section. The base is flat. Likely to be hand-made and possibly Bronze Age? H.18.5-19 cm.
1995:129. An anchor top section in lead. The central shaft is socketed.
1995:130. Lead ingot or ballast. It has a flat bottom and round top with one side pinched along the length creating a small ridge.
1995:131. Small amount of animal bone in very good condition having been found sealed inside 1995:117 and emptied by the finder. They appear to be sheep or goat and have small cut marks on them.
1995:132. Large wide-bodied urn with double cordon handles joined at the neck and down to the shoulder. At the top there are is a finger dimple either side of the handle and at the bottom four dimples have been used to finish the base of the handle. A groove has been cut around the neck at the handle. H. c.44 cm. The rim is collared. Roman.