Monaghan 1987, type 3J (110/120-225-300+)
South Shields, Ritual deposit within a wall. 7717 (period 7A construction?: late third or early fourth century). Fine mid/dark grey fabric, with black shiny inclusions. Slightly patchy exterior colouring. Traces of slip on the shoulder, dripping down the body below the band of burnishing.
A. South Shields. Accessory vessel from cemetery (victorian excavations). Published: Dore and Gillam 1979, fig. 45, no. 338. Non-typical BB2 fabric. Fine, mid-grey fabric with a brown core. Even external colouring, dark grey where burnished.
B. (variant) South Shields, 24150 (period 6B: c.225 - late third/early fourth). Mid-grey core, orange margins with mid-grey surfaces mottled dark grey.
C. South Shields, 24150 (period 6B: c.225 - late third/early fourth century). Pale grey core, brown margins, dark grey surfaces which are patchily oxidised on the exterior.
D. Wallsend, E08:29 (cistern fill: c.270). Mid-grey fabric with brown core, with dark shiny inclusions visible on surface. Very pale grey slip on rim and shoulder.
E. Wallsend, D10:20 (mid-Antonine). Mid-grey fabric with pale grey core at rim, with dark shiny inclusions visible on surface. Traces of a white slip under the rim.
F. Wallsend, 5598 (Hadrianic - late second/early third century). Published: Croom 2003, fig. 158, no. 11. Slip on rim and shoulder. No visible decoration, although this may be eroded.
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