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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 109
*966  Gallia Informations, T. 45, 1987-88 (2). 
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cts/lcg/eqp
See entry no. 996. This volume includes reports from Bourgogne, Franche-Comté, Pays de Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Of particular interest are the moulds for lion-head spouts for Dr 45 mortaria (including a 'master') from Gueugnon (pp43-4), pottery workshops at Epomanduodurum (Mandeure-Mathay : pp88-93), and miniature pots from Peyrus.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 111
974  Laroche, C, 'La céramique "Terra Nigra" de Besançon, Fouilles de Saint-Jean, 1982', SFECAG. Actes du Congrès d' Orange. 1988, 145-154.
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In a rescue excavation of a Roman-period site at Besançon, consisting mainly of ditches, a series of four wooden chests was found which contained a wealth of material, including a body of pottery described as "terra nigra". The dating of the four chests is between c10 BC, for the earliest, and c40 AD, for the latest, with the two in between put at c10 AD. A modest series of 22 types (actually 21 types, but with 11 divided into 11A and 11B) is illustrated, mainly platters, dishes and bowls, although there is also a lid form and a very tall, very plain ovoid vessel. The whole lot is divided into two broad fabrics, called A and B, of which A is (initially) described as of unknown provenance, while B is local, although the catalogue also notes that three forms are known to have been produced at the Vesle Valley, one at the Vesle Valley/Saintes (in Aquitanial), and one at St Rémy-en- Rollat (Allier), as well as four which are definitely attested as Besançon products. The discussion following the paper makes it clear that there is still some uncertainty concerning provenances, and a programme of analyses is required. No terra rubra was found, nor any stamps.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 151
1224 Laubenheimer, F & Humbert, S, 'Emhallages perdus, objets trouves: les amphores', in Les fouilles du parking de la mairie à Besançon, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, Besançon, 1992, 188-212.
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This is a very substantial type series of amphorae found at a single large site at Besançon. The total minimum number of amphorae was 2,477, filling eight cubic metres. The material is dominated by Dr 1 amphorae, which amounted to 87% by weight, although only 43% by minimum number of vessels. The rest of assemblage, however, comprises a remarkable range of importations from Gaul, Spain, Italy, Africa and the Near East. The percentages are illustrated graphically by two- and three-dimensional histograms, and some 34 stamps are illustrated with drawings and photographs.
   
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