The colour of the bowl tends slightly to an orange red. Among the pottery found in the ditch of the earliest fort at the Saalburg, which must have been abandoned by the year A.D. 139, occur two fragments closely resembling the style and colour of our bowl. In both we have the same figure of the dancer. In one the gladiator recurs, and we have the same employment of rings to fill the angles beneath the demi-medallions. The parallel is interesting, because we are probably entitled to infer from it that this bowl was brought to Newstead early in the Antonine period. The style and decoration suggest that the bowl is the work of the potter Doeccus.

80. PIT XLV. Fragment of a bowl (Dragendorff 37). Egg and tassel moulding. Beneath it, scroll decoration with leaves, tendrils and birds. (Page 223, Fig. 4.)

81. Fragment of another bowl (Dragendorff 37) of a similar pattern. (Page 223, Fig. 5.) This is from the same pit.

82. PIT XLIX. Fragment of bowl (Dragendorff 37). Lower portion of panels. (1) Feet of a personage, probably Vulcan. (2) Mask of Pan, facing to left (Déchelette 675). (3) Beneath a ring, letters, doubtless the end of the stamp CINNAMI, impressed retrograde. (Page 223, Fig. 3.)

PIT LIX. At a depth of 12 feet a few pieces of later pottery were discovered, four of which are illustrated:—

83. Small fragment of a bowl (Dragendorff 37). Egg and tassel moulding. Large scroll decoration with bird. (Page 225, Fig. 1.)

84. Fragment of a small bowl (Dragendorff 37). Egg and tassel moulding. Decoration in two zones. Upper zone, in a festoon with tassels, a figure of bird turned to right, head looking backwards. Beneath it, a chase; a stag running to left, followed by a bear (Déchelette 818). Conventional rocks between. See Déchelette, Vases céramiques, vol. i. p. 226, fig. 132. A fragment of a similar bowl associated with late pottery was found in Pit LXXXV. (Page 225, Fig. 2.)

85. Another fragment from this Pit LIX is in the large wreath style of decoration. (Page 225, Fig. 3.)

86. Fragment of a bowl (Dragendorff 37). The surface divided into panels by conventional palm-leaf ornament. Ludowici, Stempel-Bilder, p. 60. In each panel a figure; both incomplete. (1) A figure of Venus holding up her left hand, with her right she grasps her draperies. (2) Part of the figure of a man; probably the figure is one blowing a flute, with a skin over his back. The fragment is in the style of Reginus, and is probably Rheinzabern. (Page 225, Fig. 6.) See Knorr, Terra-sigillata Gefässe von Cannstatt und Köngen-Grinario, Taf. xxviii. 1.