5.2 Small, beaker-sized form (rim diameter below c.100mm)

Monaghan 1987, type 3J (110/120-225-300+)

 

Type example:

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.

 

Other examples:

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.

 

Images of other examples