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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 62  1949  pages 26

A First Century Urn-Field at Cheriton, near Folkestone. By P. J. Tester and H. F. Bing, M.A., F.R.Hist.S

   12. Poppy-head beaker, ht. 6.4 in., diam. 5.2 in. ; light grey ware. Used as cinerary urn and contained burnt bone fragments.
   13. Small beaker, ht. 3.4 in., diam. 3.6 in.; polished black-brown surface.

GROUP VI. (PLATE II, a. and Plate III, b.)
14. Cinerary urn, ht. 9 in., diam. 6.7 in. Black surface; ornamented below cordon around shoulder with horizontal bands of short strokes. The surface is worn but the decoration does not appear to extend beyond the limits shown in the drawing. This vessel contained burnt bone fragments.
   15. Samian patera, Form 18, ht. 1.6 in., diam. 6.5 in.. Illegible potter’s stamp at centre of bowl; owner’s mark scratched on base. Probably Domitian-Trajan, A.D. 80-90.
   16. Flagon of buff clay, with two-ribbed handle, ht. 6.3 in., diam. 4.7 in.
   17. Beaker of reddish-grey ware, ht. 4 in., diam. 3.7 in.

The base of the smaller vessel rested 3 in. above that of the larger. A flint flake occurred in the soil above as indicated by lower peg in photograph. The peg above

shows the position of a heap of calcined bone fragments. These were covered over await investigation later, but were unfortunately scattered by local treasure seekers before work could be recommenced.
   18. Cordoned vessel, of gritty, dark-grey ware, ht. 8.5 in., diam. 6.6 in. Double incised lines about body and similar triple band above base. Contained large fragments of calcined bone with two heavily corroded iron objects placed at opposite points just inside the mouth. These are almost certainly the remains of an iron brooch, or possibly two brooches, similar to that found in the urn of Group I.
   19. Cordoned vessel of very friable, sandy-red clay, ht. 6.6 in., diam. 5.4 in. Below the upper cordon are four protuberances shaped like half a pear. A further ring of four occurs between the two lower cordons.

From the disturbed condition in which the vessels comprising this group were found, it seems likely that they were originally placed in a small cist constructed of wood or other perishable material, which eventually collapsed. It is hardly possible that the rim of No. 20 could have become detached and removed entire so far from the base, had the vessels been placed directly in the tightly-bedding Greensand.

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