the breaking of the seal or the cutting of the cords.[1] Plate LXXXII., Figs. 19 and 20, are examples of leaden seals. These are merely circular discs of lead fused together on a loop. One of them (Fig. 19), found in the inner ditches of the West Annexe, bears a stamp on both sides. The condition of the metal makes it difficult to decipher the impression satisfactorily. On one side, however, it appears to consist of two lines, the upper containing the letters CIIT, the lower \ER. On the opposite side are letters, which look like \ACM, between two branches.

Professor Haverfield suggests that as on many of these lead discs a military unit is indicated, the letters C·II·T may signify Cohors II Tungrorum, the Second Cohort of Tungri, whose presence in North Britain is attested by an inscription at Birrens.[2]

Of the remaining objects on Plate LXXXI., Fig. 14, from the Principia, is of silver, and seems to be a portion of a wreath. Fig. 15 is a small stud which was probably fastened to leather, and may have served as a terminal for a lace. It appears to have been filled with enamel. Fig. 9 is a small hinge, Fig. 19 a bell in the forin of an acorn, and Fig. 18 a piece of embossed bronze of a kind which was employed to ornament small wooden caskets. A good example of such mountings, somewhat later in date, from a grave at Vermand,[3] Aisne, is now in the Museum of Saint Quentin. Examples of the handles of such caskets are shown in Plate LXXXII., Figs. 1 and 2, 4, 5—all of bronze, and all from the Praetentura. On the same plate, Fig. 3 seems part of a hinged bronze tablet. Fig. 9 is a pair of compasses, which came from the ditch of the early fort. Unlike our modern pattern, they are in the shape of a St. Andrew's cross, the legs moving on a pin at the point of intersection. The type occurs at Pompeii, together with the form with which we are more familiar. Figs. 10 and 11 are portions of small bronze strigils, while Fig. 12 is part of a steelyard. Common as weighing must have been in the fort, no well-preserved steelyard was found. One or two examples of weights may, however, be noted. Plate LXXXIII., Fig 9, shows a specimen of the large leaden weight of a steelyard with its chain attached, found in Pit LXI; and Plate LXXXII. provides at least three examples of weights which have been used with scales (Figs. 16, 17 and 18). Fig. 16, which is circular in form, weighs 124.676 grammes. Fig. 17,

1 British Museum Guide to Exhibition Illustrating Greek and Roman Life, p. 16 ff.

2 Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. xxx. pp. 128 ff.

3 Eck, Les deux Cimetières gallo-romains de Vermand et de St. Quentin, p1. xiii.