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Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 146
1192  Borgard, P & Gateau, F, with Chedru, B & Knowles, K, 'Des amphores cannelées à Cavaillon (Vaucluse) à la fin du Ier siécle avant notre ére; nouveaux éléments pour 1'étude des "Richborough 527"', SFECAG, Actes du Congrès de Cognac, 1991, 311-328. See also entry no. 1180.
The amphora-type known as Richborough 527 is clearly enigmatic, occurring all the way from southern Italy and Sicily to Britain, but mostly occurring either as single examples or as considerable groups. This paper announces the discovery of such a considerable group at Cavaillon; a second such group, not yet published, has recently been found at Frejus (pers comm, F Laubenheimer - this group post-dates the first paper in Laubenheimer 1992, entry no. 1222); the writers mention other unpublished groups at Nîmes and in southern Italy (Williams & Arthur 1991). The vessels from Cavaillon are initially called 'rilled' amphorae (amphores cannelées), and it is clear that the form is not especially homogeneous. Indeed, the writers divide the type into two main categories, each with two sub-groups, plus a further group of variants. The differences are quite substantial, with some examples in their Group la having a neck and handles bearing some resemblance to a Dr 2-4, while at another extremity a variant from Vannes clearly has some affinity with a Dr 21-22 (such an affinity is also discussed in terms of possible contents). There is an appendix by K Knowles (Dept of Archaeology, University of Southampton), which reports on three Cavaillon samples submitted for petrological analysis: "In conclusion, the evidence suggests that the first sherd... originates from the same area as Richborough 527 amphorae. The two other sherds... appear to be Italian. However, all three sherds examined in thin section are different from one another and all seem to be from a different source". The third analysed sample was from a Dr 2-4 found at Cavaillon, which had a circular stamp, PVBL, apparently identical to a stamp found on a Richborough 527 from the same site. Whilst recognising that this first attempt at a global typology for the latter form must be somewhat tentative for the moment, the writers conclude that the amphorae in question, whatever their differences in fabric and form, constitute a "family" of vessels with a number of aspects in common.

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 150
1222  Laubenheimer, F, (ed), Les amphores en Gaule: Production et circulation. Centre de Recherches d'Histoire Ancienne, 116, CNRS, Paris, 1992. See also entry no. 1223.
aga/aae/cta/ait/ako/aly/asg/amp (Dr 1, Dr 9 similis, Dr 16, Dr 20 similis, Dr 43, Gauloise 12 - furrow-rimmed, Mas sal iete, )/r527/stv
This is a collection of twenty-one papers presented at a Round Table held at Metz on October 4th-6th, 1990. These probably all deserve separate Bibliography entries, but for JRPS 5 there is space and time only for the following summary of titles (with the exception of the paper by A P Fitzpatrick, which we include as entry no. 1223): The volume is divided into three sections, entitled 'Production, new evidence', "The distribution of amphorae', and 'Databanks and analyses', and the first two of these are followed by sections of general debate (tape-recorded at the meeting), on pp 113-5 and 207-218, respectively. A number of the individual 
    papers are also followed by transcripts of the discussions which followed their presentation. Laubenheimer, F, with Gébara, C & Béraud, I, 'Production d'amphores a Fréjus', 15-24. With an appendix by M Picon. See also entry no. 1220, and the second paper by the same authors in the same volume, below. A considerable range of types was produced at Fréjus, including a Dr 16 found at Winchester Palace in London, with painted inscription indicating that it contained wine (Liquamen Excellens) from Antibes - but the analyses by M Picon show the vessel was probably made at Fréjus.
   Meffre, J-C &: p, 'L'atelier augustéen d'amphores et de céramiques de Sainte-Cécile-les Vignes (Vaucluse)', 25-35. Situated between Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine, this site produced imitations of Dr 2-4 and of Pascual 1, and Gauloise 2 and Gauloise 10 amphorae.
   Dangréaux, B, Desbat, A, Picon, M & Schmitt, A, 'La production d'amphores à Lyon', 37-50. With an appendix on scientific analyses. This is an updating of JRPS 4, entry no. 958.
   Martin-Kilcher, S, 'La fabrication d'amphores vinaires Dressel 2-4 a Augusta Rauricorum (Augst, Suisse) et le début de la viticulture au Nord des Alpes', 51-8. Augst produced its own versions of Dr 2-4, not dissimilar from those made at Mougon (Indre-et-Loire) and at Brockley Hill.
   Baudoux, J, 'Production d'amphores dans 1'Est de la Gaule', 59-69. Several East Gaulish production centres, including Rheinzabern, seem to have produced either imitations of Dr 20 amphorae, globular Dr 20-like amphorae with flat bottoms, or Gaulish-type amphorae. The Rheinzabern Dr 20 imitations are stamped with names which also appear on samian from the site
   This paper provoked a lengthy discussion on the organisation of pottery workshops in Gaul. Schallmayer, E, 'Production d'amphores en Germanie Supérieure?', 71-4. Similar types to those of the previous paper, Walldurn, on the limes.
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