Camulodunum type 262, le type Besançon and Central Gaulish granite-tempered ware
||There are a large number of C262 jars and larger vessels of our class 1
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but they are superceded in Claudian and later levels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.
||Jobelot and Vermeersch 1991, 268-269
||TF1 Granite tempered - from visual examination
Location map : Melun