of Roman Pottery Studies
Vol 4, 1991 page 109
962 Ferdiére, A,
'Elaboration du repertoire des poincons décoratifs des
sigillées du Groupe Centre-Quest', SFECAG, Actes du Congrés
ď Orange, 1988, 215-220.
A shorter, résumé version of entry no. 963.
Ferdiére, A (with Ch Gendron), 'Catalogue des poinçons
décoratifs sur sigillée du "Groupe Centre-Quest", Revue
Archeol du Centre de la France, T. 28 (2), 1989, 179-215.
See also entry no. 962. This is effectively a miniature version
of George Rogers' Poteries Sigillée de la Gaule Centrale I,
Les motifs nan figures (1974), for a production of sigillata
known as the Centre-West Group. This is a samian production of
the 1st and 2nd centuries whose products are found roughly
between Orleans and Poitiers, and between Argenton-sur-Creuse
and Angers, but whose actual centre of production has yet to be
determined. The paper has a catalogue of some 25 pages, in which
it presents all of the known mould-decorated poinçons (unlike
Rogers, including all the human figures as well), many of which
have clear connections with South and Central Gaulish poinçons.
The importance of this production, in regional terms, would
appear to be on a par with that of Brive (cf JRPS 3, entry nos.
650 & 651), although unfortunately some of the drawings in
this report are not as sharp as would be desirable.
Nevertheless, as Peter Webster points out below in his
discussion of Guery 1990 (entry no. 969), the diffusion of these
smaller production centres has been hitherto somewhat neglected,
at least on this side of the Channel, and publications such as
this begin to paint a much more detailed picture of the nature
of samian production.