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Picardie :
Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 4, 1991 page 110
*967 Gallia Informations, T. 46, 1989 (1).
See entry no. 996. This volume includes reports from Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées and Picardie. Items of interest include a brick kiln at Thédirac (pp!39-140) and some fine ceramic antefixes from Vindrac-Alayrac (pp162-3).

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies  Vol 5, 1992 page 145
1187  Blaszkiewicz, P & Jigan, C, 'Le problème de la diffusion et de la datation de la céramique sigillée d'Argonne décorée à la molette des IVème-Vème siècles dans le nord-ouest de l'Empire', SFECAG, Actes du Congrés de Cognac, 1991, 385-414. See also entry no. 1203.
ats/stv (roller-stamped)
A substantial paper on the distribution of roller-stamped Argonne samian in north-western Gaul, particularly Brittany, Normandie and Picardie, but Britain is also included in two general distribution maps. There is a set of eight maps of north-western Gaul showing the comparative proportions of each of the eight roller-stamp types defined by Hiibener (Banner Jahrbucher, 168, 1968, 241-298: Illustrations of the eight group types, with their respective proposed dating, appear earlier in the same SFECAG volume, in entry no. 1203, 163). There is also a set of seven maps showing the distributions respectively of the seven most important Argonne workshops, viz, Lavoye, Châtel-Chéhery, les Allieux, Vauquois, Pont-des-Quatre-Enfants, Avocourt and Aubréville. A total of 120 roller-stamped sherds or stamps on their own are illustrated from sites in Normandie, and there are several tables showing the numbers of examples recorded at a wide range of sites.
The authors point out that particularly after the late 4th century roller-stamped Argonne ware is virtually the only good dating evidence for many sites, since dateable coins are thereafter very rare. This means that the thirty-year periods established by Hubener for his successive types can only be a rough guide, and while there have been some criticisms of the Hubener system, it remains all there is. This paper is a considerable contribution to the subject.    
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