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Camulodunum type 262, le type Besançon and Central Gaulish granite-tempered ware

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Site name Haltern
location DE Nordrhein-Westfalen
museum
Typology Cam 262
Description Coarse ware moulded-rim jars do not appear as an individual type in Loeschcke's classic type-series but two rim sherds, illustrated in section only, are certainly examples of the form C262 (FIG.16,12-13). They are classed and discussed with Haltern form 86 - a fine beaker with barbotined herringbone decoration and a mica-dusted shoulder zone - although it is clear from the text that their relationship to these finer wares was considered slight. Loeschcke's original descriptions are as follows:
a)
06.652 (Abb. 44,4) aus rötlichen Ton mit weissem Kern. Lippe und Shulter sind rotgelb überstrichen und tragen deutlich Glimmerreste. ..
b)
06.40c (Abb.44,5) und die ähnlichen Scherben 07.2, 07.30, von grobem, braunem Ton und roher Arbeit. ..

In his discussion of group b), Loeschcke cites, and illustrates, a complete jar from Trier and, most helpfully, notes a parallel amongst sherds from Mont Beuvray, then housed in Trier Museum (Loeschcke 1909, 288). An accompanying footnote (ibid., note 3) records further sherds including an example from the Fürstenberg at Xanten, but these do not seem to have been published elsewhere.

Loeschcke's citing of both the Mont Beuvray sherds and the Trier vessel, the latter in turn most probably that noted by Hawkes and Hull (1947) as a parallel for Camulodunum type 262, leads us strongly to the conclusion that the vessels of Loeschcke's group b) are in TF1. Haltern was probably occupied between c. 8BC and AD9 (Wells 1972, 188-191). [dating 5BC to AD9 in CVA2 (Oxe, Comfort & Kenrick 2000)].

Ferdière 1972
Bibliography Loeschcke 1909, 288, Abb.44,4-5
Fabrics(s) TF1 Granite tempered - possibly
Location map : Haltern
Additional illustrations, notes and text
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