de Loire :
Journal of Roman Pottery
Vol 4, 1991 page 109
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
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.
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.