specimen, less well preserved, was taken from the ditch of the early fort, while portions of the handles, showing the usual rounded end perforated with a circular hole, came from Pits XX and LXIII. That from Pit XX has upon it the remains of a maker's stamp, but the impression is faint and almost illegible. Before passing to the larger vessels, we may mention a small cup, apparently of white bronze (Plate LVI., Fig. 9), found in Pit LVIII. At one time it probably possessed a handle, but this has disappeared. Across the bottom is scratched the name MAXIMI (Fig. 37, No. 4). Two small vessels of lead (Plate LVI., Figs. 8 and 10) were lying, one inserted inside the other, in the ditch of the early fort. They are 3 inches high and 2½ inches in diameter, and might have been employed to hold paint. The object represented in Plate LIV., Fig. 7, is some 3116 inches long ; it is of thin bronze, finely patinated. It was found in Pit LVII. It perhaps formed one of the handles of a wooden tankard with bronze mountings.

Two larger vessels, to which we now come, may be taken as representing the more highly decorated vessels of the table service. The term 'Oenochoë' might perhaps be applied to both. The types occur at Pompeii. Appearing at Newstead, they are clearly importations, in all probability from Italy. The more capacious (Plate LV.) stands 11 inches high. It is of green patinated bronze, and is in fair preservation, though here and there the metal has been perforated through oxydisation. It has one handle, the upper part of which has a terminal in the form of a lotus-bud, whence arms, fashioned like long-beaked birds, stretch out to grasp the rim. At the lower extremity, where it broadens out for attachment to the body, the handle takes the form of a Bacchanal's head with ivy tendrils wreathed in the hair. This jug was found in Pit II, which lay beneath the dividing walls of two huts in Barrack Block No. XII.

The second jug (Plate LVI.), which is of somewhat smaller capacity, was found in Pit LVII. It is of yellow bronze, and stands 12 inches high. Around the turned-over rim is an ovolo border. Lower down a band of well executed lotus pattern surrounds the body (Fig. 38 (b)). This contains traces of silver-plating. The handle grasps the rim with the usual heads of long-beaked water-birds, remarkably well executed, issuing from a bunch of pointed leaves (Fig. 38 (a)). The lower end terminates in a female head, with the hair braided and hanging in long curls on either side (c). The eyes have been inlaid with silver. Although in excellent preservation, this oenochoë had clearly seen some service before it was dropped into the pit. The point of the leaf,