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COULANGES Allier, France.

Site of a Gallo-Roman pottery where excavations have revealed nine kilns.

Two important periods of activity have been identified. To the first, which dates from Tiberius' reign, belong the first chalice mold (imitation Arezzo) found in Gaul, a large quantity of imitation terra sigillata cups, and ordinary ware. The second period is Antonine, when the workshop specialized in bowls of white clay, sometimes large. The potter's name is frequently stamped on the rim of the bowl, giving us some 40 new names including AUSTERINUS, CASATUS, CORISILLUS, MASSA, SAMITUS, URBINOS. A pottery warehouse has also been found on the banks of the Loire.


H. Vertet, “Decouverte de céramique moulée fabriquée au début du 1e siècle,” Actes du Congras National des Sociétés Savantes (1963).


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