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Archaeologia Cantiana - Vol. 87   1972 page 136

Rochester East Gate, 1969. By A. C. Harrison, B.A., F.S.A.

   22. Large storage jar in pink fabric with shell-filling and flaking internally; thumb-nail decoration round shoulder. A type of vessel very common in the second century A.D.
   23. Black fabric and paste; second century A.D.

(ii) Mortaria (Figs. 11-12)

By K. F. HARTLEY, B.A., F.S.A.

   24. In cream fabric with black, grey and white trituration grit. The herring-bone stamp is from the same die as number 25.
   25. In yellowish cream fabric containing flinty particles with grey, white and black flint trituration grit. There are three impressions from a well-known herring-bone die used at the Colchester potteries, c. A.D.. 140-180 (M. R. Hull,
The Roman Potters' Kilns of Colchester, fig. 60, no. 30).
   26. Cream fabric with pink core. The fragmentary stamp is from a rarely used counterstamp of the potter DOINUS (see S. S. Frere,
Verulamium, I, fig. 146, no. 46, for a drawing of a more complete example). Doinus worked at Brockley Hill, Middlesex, c. A.D. 70-110, but this die is likely to be one of his earlier ones, and c. A.D. 70-100 (ibid., p. 375, no. 19, for further details of this potter).
   27. Fine brownish pink fabric, white and black flint grit. Made in Kent or at Colchester perhaps before
A.D.. 150. The piece has suffered superficial burning.
   28. In hard, fine-textured, drab greenish cream fabric with grey, white and black flint trituration grit showing very little wear. Colchester or Kent, c. A.D. 135-180.
   29. In cream fabric with thick brownish pink core; there is no trituration grit and the vessel does not look used. The broken herring­bone stamp cannot be identified with certainty, but could be from the same die as a group of stamps recorded mainly in Kent and perhaps made there c.
A.D. 130-180.
   30. Cream fabric with thick brownish orange core; white trituration grit. Made in Kent or in Colchester, perhaps before
c, A.D. 150. The vessel is hardly worn, if at all.
   31. Cream fabric; no grits. Kent or Colchester. After A.D. 150.
   32. Overfired to greyish green, almost vitrified on the outside; probably flint grit. This is a distorted and almost certainly unsaleable waster which should indicate the presence of a kiln in the area. It would be possible for others to be from the same source, particularly nos. 29, 30, 33, 35, 37 and 39, which show little or no wear.

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