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     Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 10  1876  page 181

Remains of Roman Internments from East Hill, near Sittingbourne

By George Payne, jun

fragments of a large jug-shaped vessel, of yellowish colour.
The second line was made up of six specimens, comprising a patera of black pottery (3), on the north, and on the south a small black urn and patera; in the centre was found a Samian patera (4), with a yellow-coloured urn (5), 3 1/8 inches high; on its left and on its right a bottle-shaped vessel (6) of coarse red clay, 9 inches high, 5 inches in diameter at its widest part, with a long narrow neck, tapering off to a diameter of 3/8 inch. From the end of March work was discontinued, in this part of the field, until November, when three cups of Samian ware were found. These, from their proximity to the relics discovered in March, would seem to have belonged to that group. Fifty feet in rear of the above-named vessels a bronze fibula was found, which had been placed on a small heap 

of calcined human bones, accompanied by a  black patera. To the south-east of these, at a distance of eight feet, a similar heap of bones was disclosed, with two large urns of coarse red clay, capable of holding a gallon each, a Samian patera, a bronze fibula, and two vessels of black ware (11). Twenty feet to the north of these came a small black urn, a large vase of red ware, and close by, two black patera and one black urn, neither of which could be secured in consequence of their shattered condition. A few yards to the east, grouped around another heap of bones, with a fibula placed thereon, were a yellow urn, a large jug-shaped vessel of red ware, and two Samian cups (7). In a line with these, and seven feet to the right, came a yellow urn (12), 5 inches high, with a lid of blue-black pottery, the urn shewing signs of its having been

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