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

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Site name Beauvais
location FR 60-Oise
museum
Typology Class 2
Description The exceptional pottery assemblage from this site is fully described and illustrated in the report by Woimant (1990). The material includes a most interesting range of imports or non-local wares, notably fragments of several Dressel 1a amphoras (ibid., nos. 215-17), 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 (nos. 209-210). 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.
Ferdière 1972
Bibliography Woimant 1981
Woimant 1990
Fabrics(s) Insufficient data
Location map : Beauvais
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 • Url: http://www.potsherd.org.uk/papers/cgmw/db/site/23 • Author: • Last updated: 29 July, 2004 •