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Gallo-Belgic ware


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Vessels imported from Gaul in the late 1st century bc and early 1st century ad, usually in black or silver‐grey fabrics (terra nigra) or white fabric coated with red slip (terra rubra), or a dense white or cream fabric like pipeclay. Close British imitations of these fabrics and forms are known, and further copying of the forms was widespread. The imported vessels often have the name of the potter stamped on the inner surface of the base, a practice imitated in Britain but usually with illegible markings.

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