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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 62  1949  pages 29

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

No traces of such a cist were discernible but it is quite possible that in a sandy soil a wooden structure would disappear entirely. The base of the urn rested at 20 in. below the present surface, which is rather too deep for the damage to have been done by ploughing. A flint flake, indicated by a peg in the photograph, occurred 17 in. from the base of the urn and on the same level.
   20. Cinerary urn of grey ware with traces of black coating, ht. 8.5 in., diam. 7.3 in. The lower portion, containing calcined bone fragments, rested on its base, with the entire rim lying at a level 2 in. lower and 9 in. away.
   21. Small jar, ht. 3.1 in., diam. 3.5 in. Crudely made of soft, brown, sandy clay with deeply incised ornament above shoulder. This jar lay on its side, 10 in. from the base of the associated urn.

This group was found in a very disturbed and crushed condition.
   22. Storage jar, used as an urn and containing burnt bone fragments. The upper part had collapsed into the interior. Composed of soft, brown, "waxy" clay with traces of black coating on inside of rim. Ht. 11 in., diam. 9 in.
   23. Jar with dark-grey surface and traces of applied dots similar to No. 7, ht. 4.1 in., diam. 4.1 in.

   24. Samian patera, Form 18/31, ht. 1 .9 in., diam. 7.1 in. Illegible stamp at centre of bowl. Probably Trajan-Hadrian, AD. 100-110, but may be a little earlier.
   25. Screw-neck flagon of orange-buff ware, with three-ribbed handle and biconical body, ht. 6.2 in., diam. 7.7 in. The handle and neck had been broken in antiquity and repaired with black, bituminous adhesive.

Most of the finds described under this heading were disturbed at the time of the initial discovery and it is therefore impossible to associate the vessels in their respective groups. Several were recovered almost entire, but the majority have been partly reconstructed from fragments taken from the trench spoil. The activity of souvenir hunters accounts for the missing portions of many vessels.
   26. Samian patera. Form 18-31, ht. 1.6 in., diam. 6.8 in. Illegible stamp at centre of bowl; glaze much worn. Probably Domitian-Trajan, circa A.D. 80-110.
   27. Samian bowl. Form 36, ht. 1.5 in., diam. 6.5 in. The footstand is worn and no traces of the bevel are discernible. Probably circa A.D. 100-120

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