probably remained in use for a considerable time. There is reason to believe that, at Newstead, continental types were more common in the early than in the later period. This would be most naturally explained by supposing

Figure 26

NOS. 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5, DITCH OF THE EARLY FORT. NOS. 6, 7 AND 8, PIT LIV. NOS. 9 AND 10, PIT LVII. NO. 11, PIT LX. NOS. 12 AND 13, PIT LXV

that in the Antonine period, with more settled conditions, the bulk of the coarse ware used would be supplied by potteries established in Britain.

Type 26

Plate XLVI., Type 26. Bowl of fine hard-textured grey ware. Height about 3½ inches. This type is illustrated from the incomplete fragments of a single bowl found with early vessels in Pit LXXVIII. The outline of the bowl expanding from a comparatively small foot-stand is graceful, as is also the curve of the overhanging rim. The same type is illustrated among the finds at Gellygaer,[1] where several specimens in red ware and one in 'dingy black ware were found. The type of vessel is certainly not of common occurrence, if indeed it is to be met with, on the Rhine.

Type 39

Plate XLVIII., Type 39. Shallow bowl of hard fine-textured yellow-grey ware. Height 2¼ inches, diameter 778 inches. The whole of the interior is coloured by means of a fine white slip. The drawing is made from the half of one of these dishes found in Pit LXXVIII, associated with Terra Sigillata of early type. Fragments of at least three other

1 Ward, The Roman Fort of Gellygaer, plate x. figs. 6 and 7.