are slightly impressed on the surface, and around the neck the surface between two of these lines is marked by vertical lines lightly marked as though with a blunt piece of wood. Its execution is inferior and the shape is less elegant than that of the earlier urn (Type 38) already described. It is also to be noted that rather hard grey ware, with slightly metallic-looking surface, very similar to that of which it is composed was found in the ditch of the early fort as well as in a number of the late pits, possibly indicating that this class of vessel at least may have been produced in Britain. The urn illustrated in Plate L. (A), Fig. 3, from Pit XXV probably also dates from the second century. The objects associated with it did not sufficiently supply evidence of its period, but fragments of an urn of the same material and nearly approaching it in type were found in Pit XCIX with pottery of the later period. The urn is 11 inches in height; it is somewhat restored. The vessels shown in Plate L. (B), Figs. 1 and 2, both belong to the same class, but are unfortunately incomplete.

Cooking-pots. Type 48

Plate XLVIII., Type 48; also Plate L. (A), Fig. 2. Height 6 inches; diameter at mouth 4 inches. Barrack Block No. 11, Praetentura. This may be taken as the type of the later cooking-pot. It is made of somewhat coarse black ware, and is decorated with a band of lattice-work pattern drawn on the surface with a blunt point. Soot adhered to the sides, as it did in many of these vessels. The type was almost invariably present in the later pits and ditches.

In Fig. 28, on the next page, there are brought together a number of sections of similar vessels taken from later sites: the inner ditch of the East Annexe, the inner ditches of the West Annexe, the inner ditch of the enlarged fort, west front, and Pit XLV. They were also numerous in Pits LXXII and LXXIV, in association with Lezoux pottery. All of these are either black or dark grey in colour and many are decorated with lattice work, a style of ornamentation much more common on the later than on the early pottery. These dishes did not appear in the ditch of the early fort, and a comparison with them and the sections of early fragments in Fig. 25 will show how distinctly in most cases they differ in outline. The section No. 11 of Fig. 28 belongs to a very coarse dish of a reddish-brown colour.

Plate L. (B) Fig. 3. Height 9 inches; the opening at the mouth 4½ inches. This example has already been illustrated in Plate IV. Although employed as a cinerary urn, the vessel is one which might equally well have