||The exceptional pottery assemblage from this site is fully described
and illustrated in the report by
The material includes a most interesting range of imports or non-local wares,
notably fragments of several Dressel 1a amphoras
sherds of a single-handled flagon and a mortarium
in fine pale coloured fabrics
(nos. 212-13) and two moulded-rim jars in micaceous fabrics,
identified as le type Besanšon
The profiles of the latter are complete, or nearly so,
and would be assigned to our class 2.
They both lack the decorative zone which is common on this form,
but this can be paralleled amongst early material from,
for example, Roanne
The fabrics are described as "gris foncÚ Ó granules de quartz
et paillettes de mica blanc".
If this is not TF1,
at the very least these jars must be products of a closely related industry,
and we should doubtless look towards Central Gaul for their source.
We should note in passing that this Beavais assemblage
might indicate that `Romanised' flagons and mortaria are circulating
in northern Gaul well before the Augustan period,
if the Dressel 1a amphoras can be taken here to be
indicative of a pre-conquest date.
Location map : Beauvais
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