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Black or silver‐grey coloured Gallo‐Belgic tableware produced in Gaul during the 1st century bc through to the mid 1st century ad. Exported from Gaul to other nearby parts of the Roman Empire for military and civilian use, and to communities outside the empire who presumably acquired it as a traded luxury item. Close imitations of fabrics and forms are known amongst copies made in Britain. The imported vessels usually have the name of the potter or workshop stamped on the inner surface of the base, a practice imitated in Britain but usually with illegible markings.

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