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

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Site name Silchester
location GB Hampshire
museum Reading Museum and Art Gallery
Typology Cam 102, Cam 262
Description From G.C.Boons's 1954-59 excavations at Silchester there is a fine example of Cam. type 262 (Boon 1969, fig.15,167) in fabric TF1 (confirmed by thin-section: B1). The same context includes examples of jars and flagons in Rigby and Freestone's `Standard Fabric' (Boon 1969, nos. 165, 168; Rigby and Freestone 1986, 11, 14). These vessels are probably from a Tiberio-Claudian context.

The 1980-86 excavations on the Basilica site have yielded large assemblages of Augustan and Tiberian date. Moulded-rim jars, including examples of C262 in TF1, form a small but significant element of these groups, accompanied by a range of Central Gaulish flagons and other fine wares (information from Dr. Jane Timby).

Ferdière 1972
Bibliography Boon 1969, nos. 128, 167, 168, 177
Timby in Fulford forthcoming, fabrics E17 and E18
Fabrics(s) TF1 Granite tempered - from petrological examination
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TS ID Image form petrology
1 Cam 262 TF1 Granite tempered
Location map : Silchester
 • Url: http://www.potsherd.org.uk/papers/cgmw/db/site/128 • Author: • Last updated: 29 July, 2004 •