occurrence. No doubt it was employed as the camp-kettle of the soldiers; it is seen on Trajan's column suspended with other equipment from the spears of the legionaries as they march out towards Dacia. Figure 37
Seven such kettles in all were found, most of them battered and showing signs of having heen repaired by means of rivetted patches. Usually an iron handle had been attached to a collar of the vessel, but had perished. One example came from the ditch of the early fort (Plate LIII., Fig. 8), one from Pit X (Fig. 4), another from Pit XIV (Fig. 6), and three from Pit LVII, at the Baths (Figs. 1, 3 and 5). One of these three has in the illustration been placed upon an iron grid or craticula, found in Pit LXI, which was no doubt designed to he used in such a way. The seventh kettle, which is not included in the illustration, was found in Pit XCIX. Fig. 4 bears punctured upon it the centurial mark and the letters , while the letter A and a cross have been scratched with a sharp point on the side (Fig. 37 (1)). Fig. 6, which is much smaller in size, and has been a good deal battered and mended, has the name LVCANI cut twice upon the bottom (2), while the example found in Pit XCIX, which in form resembles Fig. 5, has upon it the punctured inscription TVRMA CRISPI NIGRI (3).

Of the flagons so common among the dishes at Avignon, the only trace at Newstead was a single handle found in the ditch of the early fort (Plate LIV., Fig. 6). That it belonged to the same type of vessel is certain, as may be seen by comparison with a complete example at Colchester. Plate LIII., Fig. 7, reproduces a specimen of the patella, of thicker metal than either the pots or flagons,—a long-handled pan. It was found at no great distance from the surface, between Pit LV and Pit LVI on the south front. There can be no doubt as to its having been a cooking-vessel, A smaller