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
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
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.
GROUP VII. (PLATE II, b.)
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.
GROUP VIII. (PLATE III, a.)
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.