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Ile-de-France :
Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 149
1211 Jobelot, N, 'Contribution à 1'étude, en Ile-de-France, de deux céramiques utilisant le mica comme couverte: la céramique type Besançon et la céramique dorée au mica', Bulletin du Vexin français, 25, 1992, 19-45. See also entry no. 1212.
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Two types of mica-gilt/dusted pottery found in the Paris region are presented, one called "Besancon" ware, and the other simply mica-gilt ware. The former ware, known to have been made at Besançon, is mainly decorated with gold mica, but may also appear with silver mica. Whereas "Besançon" ware occurs in a relatively limited range of forms - jars, beakers and reeded-rimmed bowls and bowl/jars - the mica-gilt wares occur in a much wider range, and probably originate at a considerable number of sources. This conclusion is also confirmed in the petrological analysis presented in the abridged version of the paper (entry no. 1212): In this version a larger number of forms are illustrated.
1212  Jobelot, N & Vermeersch, D, 'Contribution à 1'étude de deux céramiques en Ile-de-France: la céramique type Besançon et la ceramique dor6e au mica', SFECAG, Actes du Congrés de
1991, 267-278. See also entry no. 1211.
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An abridged version of entry no. 1211, with fewer illustrated forms, but including petrological analyses, which separate the two wares into three and four identifiable fabrics, respectively. All of the illustrated forms in this paper also appear in entry no. 1211.
1213 Jobelot, N & Vermeersch, D, 'La ceramique noire à pâte rougâtre (NPR): une première approche', SFECAG, Actes du
Congrés de Cognac,
1991, 291-302.
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This paper defines a rather terra nigra-like pottery type, a reddish fabric with black surfaces, found mainly in the region surrounding Paris. It differs from terra nigra in the wide range of forms in which it occurs, including bottles, flagons, narrow- and wide-mouthed jars, and lids. There are obvious parallels with 1st-century fine grey /black wares made at Colchester, London, and other sites in southeastern Britain. Thin section analysis suggests that this fabric with a clay derived from the Fontainebleau sands, although no production centre has so far been specifically associated with any of the three fabrics identified. (It would appear that as with entry no. 1212, this is also a repeat of an earlier paper, in this case a paper having an identical title in Cahiers de la Rotonde, 14, 1991).  
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