closely related, was common. A fine specimen was obtained from Pit XCV. Fig. 32, Nos. 8, 9 and 10 are outlines of rims of these vessels from one of the later ditches. They are all of black or grey colour on the surface.


Plate XLVIII., Type 47; also Plate L. (A), Fig. 10. Small pot of somewhat thick greyish-brown ware. Height 2½ inches, diameter 1916 inches. Found in the Praetentura, near the surface. Such small vessels Type 47 might be used for some medical preparation; they seem too small for culinary or table purposes.

Two other specimens, measuring 218 and 238 inches in height respectively, were found in Pit XCV, associated with a much-worn coin of Trajan and pottery of the later period.

Before passing to the larger and coarser vessels, it may be well to note one or two fragments of dishes which present uncommon features either in their form or in their decoration.

Plate LI., Fig. 7. Bottom of a small vase of reddish clay. The texture is close and hard. The exterior is a beautiful orange-red colour, the surface smooth and almost polished in appearance. This may possibly be an example of the red Belgic ware, well known on the Rhine. It was found in excavating the gateway in the reducing wall, and is the only specimen of the kind that was observed.

Plate LI., Fig. 4. Fragment of an urn of whitish colour having a grey surface. A band of notched decoration evidently ran at the base of the neck. Below it the surface of the vessel has been covered with a pattern produced by straight lines incised with a fine comb. These lines have a reddish colour.

Plate LI., Fig. 6. Fragment of an urn of whitish material with a grey surface. Around the shoulder of the vessel ran a band of wavy incised lines produced by a comb. Similar urns with this decoration occur at Colchester as early as the first century.

Plate LI., Fig. 12. Small fragment of pale grey ware showing impressed decoration. River Bank Field.

Fig. 11 is a small fragment of thin whitish-grey ware showing a decoration of overlapping scales. There was no other example of this style of ornamentation. Fig. 14 is the lid of a vessel of thin whitish-grey ware from the courtyard of the Principia; while Fig. 15, which is of whitish ware covered with a yellow-brown engobe, the surface roughened or decorated with