the rim, and the bottom is much more raised in the centre. A good specimen came from Pit XIII. Another bore the stamp of the Lezoux potter AVITUS. Scattered throughout the fort, and in the more distant rubbish pits on the south, the cup Dragendorff, Type 33 (Figs. 16 and 18) was of frequent occurrence. It is generally agreed that this form of cup gradually supplanted the older one (Dragendorff, Type 27). It seemed doubtful indeed whether it had found its way to Newstead in the early period of occupation, until it was found in Pit LXXVIII, associated with early dishes. Here were remains of at least two specimens of small size, brightly glazed. One of these bore the incomplete stamp RISPI·M, probably CRISPI·M. The later examples were larger, thicker and less highly glazed. In the ditch of the early fort the fragments of cup Dragendorff, Type 27 were common, whereas there was only one small fragment that might possibly be attributed to the later form. The presence of the later cups in the more distant pits of the South Annexe, where they were frequent, may be regarded as a proof that these pits belong to the second century. One, without a maker's name, of fine material was taken out of Pit XXXIX (Fig. 18). It had been thrown in whole, but was unfortunately damaged by the workmen. A coarser specimen from Pit XIII (Fig. 16) bore the stamp SAMILLI·M. Of the fragments which show potters' stamps the great majority belong to this cup, or to the platter Dragendorff, Type 33 (Plate XL., Fig. 22). Such dishes must have been used at table much as we now use cups and plates, and were probably regarded in these days as a better medium for advertisement than some of the larger vessels. Plate XL., Fig. 17, represents a two-handled cup, a type of vessel which was only observed once at Newstead. It is obviously a form derived from metal. The colour is somewhat of an orange yellow tint. It bears no potter's stamp. The cup in shape closely resembles Dragendorff's Type 34, a form only known to him as coming from Banassac, but the dish in question must belong to some pottery of the Antonine period. It was found in Pit XCV, associated with several dishes of coarse ware, typical of the second century. The finds from the pit also included a well-worn 'first brass' coin of Trajan and a cup (Dragendorff, Type 33) with the stamp GEMINI·M.

The cups and shallow bowls with lotus-bud decoration on the rim were seemingly much scarcer in the later occupations than in the earlier. That is the conclusion suggested by the large number of fragments found in the ditch of the early fort. At the same time others occurred at varying levels throughout the site. A dish of unusual shape (Plate XL., Fig. 23) was found near the