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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 page 115
604  Chossenot, M & D, 'Introduction à l'étude de la céramique gallo-belge dans la vallée de la Vesle (Mame)', Revue Arch. de l'Est et du Centre-Est Tome XXXVIII, fasc. 1-2, Mélanges offerts à Marcel Lutz, 1987, 113-123.
exc/ptp,kln/lst/typ,ggp (TN/FR stamps)/blg/tng/trb/btb/crb
A paper on production of Gallo-Belgic wares in an area to the southeast of Reims, including plans of ten kilns at five different sites (out of a total of-21 or 22 kilns at six sites). There are brief typologies of the product of each of the six sites, as well as drawings of 88 stamps from five of the sites. One of these sites, Sept-Saulx, was thought of by Val Rigby back in 1973 as "an important supplier of TN to the British Market" (quoted on p. 122). It would seem that these should now be known as the Vesle Valley group of workshops. The kilns include several apparently double-ended constructions, similar to at least one very large kiln found at Gueugnon, Saône-et-Loire (Gaillard &: parriat, Rev. Arch. de l'Est XXVI, 1975, fasc. 101- 102, 336-340). See also entry no. 607.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 3, 1990 page 122
654 Notet, J C & Mitard, PH, 'Une découverte exceptionelle de moules sur le site de l'atelier céramique du Vieux-Fresne Gueugnon (Saône-et-Loire)', Revue Arch. de l'Est et du Centre-Eat Tome XXXVIII, fasc. 1-2, Mélanges offerts Marcel Lutz, 1987, 201-209.
exc,col,syn/ptp/end of 2nd-late 3rd/usf 
tsg/eqp (moulds &: poinçons)
The pottery production centre at Gueugnon has been excavated intermittently since the late 1960's; many kilns have been found, along with a wide range of pottery. This paper is concerned specifically with a 'deposit of moulds' found in 1984-5, which contained a number of moulds for decorated samian, a poinçon for the spout of a Drag form 45 (mortarium) lion's-head spout, and no fewer than 43 moulds for Drag 45 lion's-head spouts. The paper is particularly oriented towards the latter material, as it is of considerable importance, although it is undoubtedly significant that the two sorts of moulds were found in immediate proximity of each other (as shown on a photograph (Fig. 2). The discussion on the implications of the discovery is useful, with regard both to the site and to the evolution and production methods required by Drag form 45 mortaria.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 109
*966  Gallia Informations, T. 45, 1987-88 (2). 
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 5, 1992 page 142
*'998  Rouvier-Jeanlin. M. Joly. M & Notet. J-C. Bourbon-Lancy (Saône-et-Loire). Un atelier de figurines en terre cuite gallo-romaines (les fouilles de Breuil. 1985-1986). Documents d'Archécologie Française. 25, Paris, 1990. (This is a more detailed updating of an entry which first appeared in JRPS 4).
 chm.slr/twn.ptp/early 1st-latc 2nd/usf
At the Roman spa-town of Aquae Bormonis in Gallia Lugdunensis. a figurine workshop had been suspected from 19th century discoveries. Rouvier-Jeanlin's contribution (31-131) concerns the assemblage of Central Gaulish pipe-clay figurines and moulds, with detailed discussions of the types of figurines (Venus. Mother Goddesses, aediculae. 'personnages', animals, etc) and their production. An appendix (117-131) reports the results of neutron activation analysis on the moulds.
Notet reports on the samian (136-145), including evidence for late 2nd century production at Bourbon-Lancy (with X-ray fluorescence analysis by M Picon).
Notet also reports on the lead-glazed pottery, including moulds (146-50). lamps, including moulds (151-4). and amphorae, some from nearby Gueugnon (155-7); while J reports on the rest of the pottery (168-97).
Location: Musée Saint-Nazaire. Bourbon-Lancy

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 144
1182  Berthault, F, ' Amphore à fond plat et vignoble à Bordeaux au ler siècle', Revue Aguitania, 6, 1988, 157-166. With an appendix, 'Annexe: analyses et classification', by M Picon & A Desbat. See also entry no. 1183.
syn.chm/---/Ist-early 2nd/---
Abstract: "The Pascual 1 amphora is followed by the Dressel 2-4 type in Bordeaux, and by a flat bottom amphora obviously from the Bordeaux region.
"The disappearance of the Pascual 1 amphora can be interpreted as the consequence of the founding of the Bordeaux wine region during the first half of the first century. This is corroborated during the last third of this century by the emergence of the local flat bottom amphora which could well be the vessel for the Biturica praised by the Latin authors." Such flat-bottomed amphorae seem to have been made at a number of relatively small-scale production centres which now can be seen to stretch from Bordeaux in the south-west of Gaul to Verulamium and other sites in Britain, and to Gueugnon (see entry no. 1219) to the east, and including sites on the lower Loire Valley and in Normandie. The forms are remarkably similar, considering the huge area of production.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 150
1219  Laubenheimer, F, with Notet, J-C, 'Les amphores produites a Gueugnon (Saône-et-Loire) et les débuts du vignoble bourguignon', Dialogues d'histoire ancienne, 12, 1986,431-453.
syn,exc/ptp/enod of 1st-early 2nd/---
Gueugnon was a major pottery production centre from the 1st century through the early 4th; this paper, of 1986, notes that 46 kilns had thus far been discovered, and more have come to light since then. (It is best known to this writer for its fine colour-coated wares of the 3rd century). But the discovery of Gaulish-type amphorae from the site has been hitherto relatively unpublicised, and this paper rectifies that situation by presenting a series of forms, accompanied by detailed study of their dimensions, and a series of stamps. A curiosity of this paper, however, is the presence of a stamped example at the Museum of London, identified by Mme Laubenheimer in 1984. Recently another stamped amphora rim and neck in a similar fabric has also been identified at London, but this vessel, and other unstamped versions, have been ascribed to a local London type known as Sugar Loaf Court ware (SLOW). Whether or not these are genuinely London or Gueugnon products is a question currently being addressed by elemental analyses.
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