iron object, probably remains of a spear-head or knife, was found adhering
to one side of this vessel.
40. Platter or shallow bowl of dark-grey clay, ht. 1.8 in.,
diam. 6.5 in. Such a vessel may have been used as a cover to one of the
41. Rim and base of large storage jar of coarse grey ware;
cordon around shoulder.
42. Rim and shoulder of cordoned vessel of coarse, brown clay.
43. Upper part of shouldered, wide mouthed vessel of buff-grey
ware with traces of black coating. Diam. 6.3 in.
44. Poppy-head beaker, ht. 4 in., diam. 3.2 in. Grey-brown ware
with faint traces of ornament of raised studs, probably arranged in panels
similarly to No. 7.
45. Rim and base which seem to belong to the same vessel; hard,
46. Small flask of blue-grey ware with traces of black coating.
Recovered in perfect condition. Ht. 4.4 in., diam. 3.7 in.
47. Associated rim and base of vessel of grey ware.
48. Conjectural reconstruction of several fragments of grey
ware, apparently belonging to the same vessel.
49 and 50. Lower portions of two grey ware vessels which appear
to have been of a type similar to No. 14.
Fig. 6. No. 1. An incomplete and much corroded bronze
brooch, of the same general form as several examples from Swarling. It was
found resting among fragments of tightly packed calcined bone which formed
the contents of the large cordoned vessel, No. 31. The brooch rested near
the top of the bones. Length 1.7 in.
Fig. 6. No. 2. A very interesting small brooch of bronze. It
probably had a hinged pin, which is missing; the tapering bow is decorated
with two triangles and four lozenges of dark blue and white enamel, the
bordering triangles, five on each side, reveal traces of their original red
enamel filling. Of the small lateral knobs, seven only remain, but there
were seemingly eight of these on each side. At the foot is a small stud for
enamel, now empty, and high up on the bow a similar stud derived from a
functional stud which, in a prototype, secured in position the head of a
spiral spring. In this brooch the spring and its attachment are not
preserved, but from the hollowed form of the rectangular cross-bar, it seems
fairly certain to have been hinged. The base of a loop, cast as part of the
brooch, remains; commonly they were worn in pairs, joined at the loops by a
fine chain. The cross-bar is interesting for the two counter-sunk holes it
bears. These cannot be other than a reminiscence of the leading feature of