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.
Mortaria (Figs. 11-12)
By K. F. HARTLEY,
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.
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,
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.
30. Cream fabric with thick brownish orange core;
white trituration grit. Made in Kent or in Colchester, perhaps
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.