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'Centre-Ouest' :
Journal 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.
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A shorter, résumé version of entry no. 963.
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.
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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.
   
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