||Cleaval Point, Ower
||There are three moulded-rim jars amongst the rich assemblage of
Tiberio-Claudian imports recovered from a site at
Ower in Poole Harbour, Dorset
which fall within the range of
(Timby in Woodward 1987, 78-9, Fig.41,40-42).
Two of these (nos. 40 and 42) are
in a fabric described as `hard, compact .. light orange-brown to
grey in colour .. with inclusions of
feldspar, mica (muscovite and biotite), quartz and iron';
they are hand-made with traces of a micaceous wash or slip
on the exterior surface.
Despite the reference to muscovite,
which is not a characteristic of the ware,
these jars may be assigned provisionally to TF1.
The third vessel (no. 41) is in `a hard fairly sandy fabric,
with [a] thin coat of mica slip'.
This is unlikely to be TF1, but should be compared with the
other wares known to be circulating in Central France --
it may even be an example of TF2.
None of these vessels has been examined.
The Ower assemblage also includes a painted `bol Roanne'
and other fine wares from central and western Gaul,
and the moulded-rim jars fit well into the picture
of a site with wide cross-channel trading connections.
It will be recalled that TF1 and
jars in other wares
have been identified at Alet in Brittany
which would be one of the potential ports on the Gaulish
coast from which such vessels could be shipped to Britain.
||Timby in Woodward 1987, Fig.12, 40-42
||TF1 Granite tempered - possibly
Location map : Cleaval Point, Ower