KENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY  -- RESEARCH   Studying and sharing Kent's past      Homepage

     Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 35  1921  page 7
A ROMAN CEMETERY DISCOVERED AT OSPRINGE IN 1920. By W. Whiting

   No. 8. BOTTLE, 5½ in. diameter, 7¾ in. high; earthy grey clay, coated black.   Colchester Museum, Joslin Collection, group 68, 396-7 A.D. 40-70.*

   No. 9. BOWL or PATERA, 7¼ in. diameter, 2⅜ in. high; hard Terra Sigillata, or pseudo. Samian ware, retaining illegible impression of potter’s stamp. Form 31 Drag.  Silchester Pottery, p. 92, p1. xxxii., 32; about A.D. 200.

GROUP II.
   No. 10. URN or OLLA, containing calcined bones, 9½ in. diameter, 12 in. high; earth-grey sandy clay, apparently coated, with traces of faintly scored latticed lines just perceptible.   Colchester Mus., Joslin Coil., group 56, 312; A.D. 133—200.

   No. 11. BEAKER, minus upper portion of rim, 3 in. diameter, about 4½ in. high; red clay, with grey-black coating.

   In September the pieces numbered 12 to 19 were found in a further small excavation, and the depth and arrangement of the various groups were even better observed and noted. All the foregoing pieces (except No. 6, to which reference will be made again later) were between 24 ft. and 3 ft. below the surface; Nos. 17, 18 and 19 were less than 2 ft. down, with the result that the rims and upper portions of the urns had apparently been disturbed and dispersed in the cultivation of the soil.

No. 12. URN, OLLA or STORE VESSEL, containing calcined bones, 9 in. diameter, 11 in. high; sandy grey clay.

   * Cata1oge of the Joslin Col1ection, Colchester. By J. E. Price. (1888.)

Page 7 

Previous page       Back to Page listings       Next page

For details about the advantages of membership of the Kent Archaeological Society   click here

Back the Contents page   Back to Arch. Cant. List   Back to Publications On-line  Back to Research Page  Back to Homepage

Kent Archaeological Society is a registered charity number 223382
© Kent Archaeological Society 2003     

This website is constructed by enthusiastic amateurs. Any errors noticed by other researchers will be to gratefully received so
 that we can amend our pages to give an accurate record as possible. Please send details too research@kentarchaeology.org.uk