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

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Site name Melun
location FR 77-Seine-et-Marne
Description There are a large number of C262 jars and larger vessels of our class 1 (usually undecorated) in TF1 from Augustan assemblges at Melun, but they are superceded in Claudian and later levels by grey-ware moulded-rim jars. These are similar in form to the earlier C262 type but usually have a single internal groove rather than the double or triple grooves of the earlier types. The grey-ware variety seems to continue in use until at least the later second century AD and it is suggested that some at least were produced at the Villeneuve-au-Châtelot kiln site, some 70km to the east (information from Mme Cottart, Melun).

Jobelet and Vermeersch cite examples of dolia, jars and bowls of le type Besançon from Melun (published in a local museum catalogue) dated Augustan-mid first century AD.

Ferdière 1972
Bibliography Jobelot and Vermeersch 1991, 268-269
Fabrics(s) TF1 Granite tempered - from visual examination
Location map : Melun
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