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

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Site name Colchester
location GB Essex
museum Colchester and Essex Museum, Colchester
Typology Cam 102, Cam 262, Cam 45A
Description There are further moulded-rim jars published from the 1970 excavations (Niblett 1985).

The Lexden tumulus includes a well-documented collection of Italian amphoras of types Dressel 1b and Dressel 2-4, but there is also a small quantity of finer pottery. Some of this is local but there is one vessel (Rigby in Foster 1986, 118-120, Fig.37,3) similar in form to Cam. type 102. The thin-section report (by Dr I.Freestone) notes that the fabric contains a silt-size quartz. Although clearly not assignable to the `Standard Fabric' this jar could still be of Gaulish origin and, if so, this suggests that the form was produced in more than one area by c.15|BC, which is the suggested date of the Lexden burial.

Ferdière 1972
Bibliography Hawkes & Hull 1947, types 102, 262, 45A
Niblett 1985
Rigby in Foster 1986, 118-120
Fabrics(s) TF1 Granite tempered - from petrological examination
TF2 ’Standard fabric‘ - from petrological examination
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TS ID Image form petrology
2 Cam 102 TF2 ’Standard fabric‘ /rf
3 Cam 262 TF1 Granite tempered
4 Cam 45A TF1 Granite tempered
272 Cam 262
Location map : Colchester
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