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

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Site name Dambron
location FR 28-Eure-et-Loir
museum Direction Régionale des Antiquités Historiques du Centre (\*(Or)
Typology Cam 262
Description Ferdière illustrates three jars of form C262 from early Roman pits at `La Borde', Dambron. (Ferdière 1976, fig.2, 2,8-9) and described as coarse, micaceous and hand-made. These are associated with smaller finer wheel-thrown jars, similar to the C102 type ( ibid., fig.2, 10-11). The groups also contain samian from La Graufesenque, sherds of a vessel stamped by Ateius and a selection of fine terra nigra cups and plates. A Tiberian date seems most probable for these groups.

The assemblage from `La Fosse Dieppe' illustrated by Villes (1982) is predominantly coarser wares of middle or later La Tène date, but there is a small group of le type Besançon from the site. Villes' fig.13 illustrates nine moulded-rim jars in TF1 (nos. 1,2,4,5,7,8,9,11,13 - nos. 2 and 12 are the same vessel; samples B100, B101) and two in TF2 (nos. 6,14; B103). The TF1 jars are largely of the undecorated C262 form, but one (no.1) has a band of incised lines on the shoulder. Most of the other wares from Dambron, presumably relatively local in source, are brown or grey-brown in colour and tempered with quartz, calcite, chert (?) and calcite-rich clay pellets ( B106). Villes suggests that the moulded-rim jars belong to an early phase of the production but the absence of either class 1 or 2 might weigh against this.

Ferdière 1972
Bibliography Ferdière 1976, fig.2, 2,8-11
Villes 1982, fig.13
Villes ed. 1985, fig.20
Fabrics(s) TF1 Granite tempered - from petrological examination
TF2 ’Standard fabric‘ - from petrological examination
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TS ID Image form petrology
100 Cam 262 TF1 Granite tempered
101 Cam 262 TF1 Granite tempered
102 Cam 262
103 Cam 262 TF2 ’Standard fabric‘ /cf.B134
104 Cam 102
Location map : Dambron
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