Banassac. It has rounded sides, and is 10½ ins in height. Other fragments proved the presence of both larger and smaller vessels of this class. Figure 36
Portions of a small tumbler-shaped vessel also came from the ditch of the early fort. The glass is thin and of a slightly green tint. The sides which expand with the height of the vessel are decorated with three parallel lines, 58 of an inch apart, ground with a wheel. The outer edge of the lip, which is slightly curved inward, is ground in the same manner.

Pillar-moulded cups were not uncommon; two fragments of considerable size came from Pit XVI, the glass being of a clear claret colour. A portion of the lip of a similar cup came from a surface trench in the same area, while fragments of a rather more amber tint were found in Pit VII (which also contained early pottery), and some of blue-green colour in the ditch of the early fort. Of millefiori glass only one piece was discovered. This lay in the overlapping ditch before the West Gate. Like the preceding, it had belonged to a pillar-moulded cup. It is of thick, dark-blue, translucent glass, in which are embedded irregular opaque patches of white and yellow. These pillar-moulded cups and such millefiori glass are common on the Rhine at the end of the first century. Both occur at Hofheim. The rim of a somewhat larger vessel—a shallow bowl or cup—in amber-coloured glass was found in a first-century pit, No. LV. The edge had been turned over so as to form a hollow tube. Another of these rims made of greenish-white glass came from Ditch A, inner series, West Annexe. The same form occurred in bright blue glass.

Among pieces which were found near the surface, or in positions which afforded no clue to their date, were the fragment of a vessel of clear white glass, decorated with bands of parallel engraved lines, and two fragments of white glass with facets. One of these latter had formed part of the side and lip of a cup ornamented with parallel lines of incised ovals, cut with the wheel. It recalls the lip of a tumbler-shaped vessel found in the Roman cemetery of Barnwell near Cambridge.[1] This facetted glass occurred at Birrens. It has since been turned up at Gellygaer, where most of the finds are probably

l Catalogue of the Collection of Glass formed by Felix Slade, p. 28, fig. 38.