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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 72  1958  page 35
Medieval Buildings in the Joyden’s Wood Square Earthwork. 
   By P. J. Tester, F.S.A. and J. E. L. Caiger
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circular, about ¾ in. across, or elongated, up to 2½ in. long, as on the sherd from Joyden's Wood. Most of the bosses on the City jugs are impressed on the outside with a stamp resembling a ribbed leaf. Outside London the hollow boss motif is infrequent. A good example is recorded on a 13th-century green-glazed jug from Old Sarum, Wiltshire.1 Hollow bosses of this kind represent a long-lived Saxon technique, starting from the shoulder-bossed pots and Buckelurnen of the early Anglo-Saxon period.2 This instance of the survival of a decorative motif over a long period is not isolated, but is amply supported by the frequent use of individual stamps in great variety on pitchers and jugs of the late Saxon and medieval periods. The evidence is particularly striking on pottery of the 11th and 12th centuries in southern England, notably at Oxford3 and Chichester,4 and on some of the richly decorated jugs of the 13th century from London.5
   2.  Baluster jug, represented by a rim with upper end of handle (44), and the lower half of a handle circular in section (45). The ware is light grey and sandy, with buff-light red surface covered by white slip on the neck and body, and glazed light green. The type is common in London6 and dated to the end of the thirteenth century. The present example belongs to a variant with wide mouth7 instead of the more usual incurved shape.
   3.  Tall ovoid jug with retracted foot, represented by a fragment of the lower part and base (24). The ware is fine in quality, cream-coloured and sandy, with thin light green glaze on the side and a patch of dark green glaze under the base. This also is a London type, some times profusely decorated.

UNGLAZED JUGS (Fig. 6, 20-22)
   These are represented by a rim (71), the upper parts of three different handles (28,40 and 69), and a body sherd with bands of combed lines running down the body (15). The ware is grey and sandy, with harsh grey surface.
   Wilts. Arch. Mag., XLVI, 268, pi. VII; Rackham, Medieval English Pottery, pi. 22.
   Discussed by Dr. J. N. L. Myres in several papers, notably in Arch. Journ., CVIII, 60ff.; Antiq. Journ., XXXIV, 201 and XXXVII, 224; and in " Romano-Saxon Pottery " in Dark-Age Britain: Studies presented to E. T. Leeds (1956), I6ff.
   3  Oxoniensia, XVII-XVIII, 89, fig. 34 and pi. VII, A.
   Sussex Arch. Coll., XCI, 148, figs. 11 and 14.
   E.g. London Museum Medieval Catalogue, 213, frontispiece and pi. XLI.
   Ibid., 216, fig. 69, 6.
   As Guildhall Museum Catalogue, pi. LXVI, 7.
   8 London Museum Medieval Catalogue, 214, pi. LXI; British Museum Catalogue of English Pottery 1903), 69, fig. 69.

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