Study Group for Roman Pottery

Roman Pottery Bibliography

Regions of France: page 14a

search tips   advanced search 
site search by freefind
Pay de Loire :
Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 109
*966  Gallia 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 >Journal 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.
syn.chm/---/Ist-early 2nd/---
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.      
Return to Regions of France Introduction