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

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Site name Saint-Marcel
location FR 36-Indre
museum Musée des fouilles d'Argentomagus, Argenton-sur-Creuse
Typology Cam 262
Description Moulded-rim jars of form C262 are common amongst the early Roman pottery published from Argentomagus. Those from the pit on the `Fontaine' site (Albert 1972) are associated with samian forms Drag. 17, Drag. 24/25 and Ritterling 12, probably of Tiberian date. The `Vergobret' pit published by Allain, Fleuriot and Chaix (1981) is earlier, and the assemblage includes Aco-beakers and other early-Roman fine wares, including sigillata. One vessel has an Ateius stamp and another Atepomarus of Lezoux. Analysis of petrological samples suggests that the majority of the micaceous jars from Argentomagus are in TF1. In the selection illustrated on Fig.12, nos 6-10 and 12-16 are in TF1, but no.11 is in a finer wheel-thrown ware, perhaps related to the jars of Cam. type 102 from Orléans and elsewhere.
Ferdière 1972 Site 13
Bibliography Ferdière 1972, site 13, with refs.
Albert 1972, Pl.II,4, Pl.III,2,4, Pl.VI,3, Fig.1,III,V, Fig.3,II
Allain, Fleuriot and Chaix 1981, fig.7,3,5
Fabrics(s) TF1 Granite tempered - from petrological examination
TF2 ’Standard fabric‘ - from petrological examination
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TS ID Image form petrology
167 Dolia TF1 Granite tempered
168 Cam 102?
169 Sherd TF1 Granite tempered
170 Sherd TF1 Granite tempered
171 White-slipped red ware handle TF2 ’Standard fabric‘ /rf
172 Sherd TFB172
173 Sherd TFB172
Location map : Saint-Marcel
Original text from Ferdière and Ferdière 1972
Additional illustrations, notes and text
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