surface in excavating the barrack blocks of the Retentura. It bears a stamp in the form of a rosette impressed on the bottom. This type of dish is common at Lezoux, and there is a specimen with the same stamp in the Collection Plique in the Museum of St. Germain-en-Laye.

A large platter of thick coarse material (Plate XL., Fig 15, and Plate XLI., Fig. 4) came from the filling of the large drain in the Retentura constructed in the early ditch. This drain must have been in use in the last period, to which therefore the dish probably belongs. The same kind of platter was found at Housesteads where the familiar first century types were absent.

The type of bowl shown in Plate XL., Fig 19, with an overhanging flange about an inch below the rim (Drag. 38) was not of common occurrence. The illustration is drawn from fragments obtained from finds comparatively near the surface. One or two pieces of similar bowls, rather smaller than Fig 19, were found in the inner ditches of the West Annexe. In Germany bowls of different sizes with such overhanging rims are met with in the first century.[1] Those with an outline resembling Fig. 19 are common in the graves of the Antonine period. To the same epoch we may assign the bowl shown in Plate XL., Fig. 20, which was found in association with the last form in one of the inner ditches of the West Annexe. It stands 3¾ inches high with the opening 7 inches in diameter. A slightly projecting moulding divides the sides horizontally. Above it the side curves inward towards the lip. Unlike the earlier pottery, the material is white in the break. The glaze is a dull red, though that may have resulted from its surroundings. This type of bowl was rare.

Plate XL., Fig. 21, shows a bowl of somewhat thick ware, with heavy overhanging lip and low footstand. Below the rim the outside is indented with very slight parallel horizontal flutings. The inside is quite smooth. Fragments from one bowl only were found. But it has been possible to reconstruct the type with the help of a specimen found at Corbridge. Its appearance there justifies the inference that such vessels were in use in the second century. Professor Schumacher, of Mainz, dates this form of vessel to the latter half of the second century.

III. Decorated Ware of the Early Period

We come now to the decorated vessels of Terra Sigillata. These are the most interesting of all the products of the Gaulish potters. Four distinct types were met with. Of rare occurrence was the small globular pot (Type Déchelette 67, Plate XXXIX., Figs. 7 and 8), with decoration in low relief. A damaged example was found in the ditch of the

1 Koenen, Gefässkunde, p. 94, Taf. xiv. 14.