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Lady Macnaghlcn.
40 "Pottery"—Aretine and Native, including lachrymatory and several whole
vessels. '
41 "Coins''—A large selection arranged and named, ranging from Tiberius died
A.D. 37, to Arcadius, died 408. The dates are given are those on which the Rulers died.
42 " Stones "—Three inscribed and two architectural.
The inscribed stones are—
An altar of Binstead Stone found in 1804-5, apparently in the Roman wall, inscribed—
Deae Ancastae Geminus Man.
V(otum) S(olvit) L(ibens) M(erito).
'■ Dedicated to Ancasta in performance of a vow,"
43 Milestone of Tetricus, A.D. 267-273, incribed—
Im(peratore) C(a)es(are) Esuvio.
Tetrico p(ic) f(elice) Au(gusto).
44 Milestone of Tetricus.
Imp(eratore) C(aesare)
C(aio) Pio Esu(v)io Tetrico p(io) f(elice) A(u)gusto
Mr. Ernest Shartand.
45 Roman Coins found at No. 99, High Street, Southampton.
HI.—Objects connected with Southampton and Neighbourhood in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times.
In all exhibitions of this kind in England, objects of the early medieval period, i.e., those of the Saxon Age, are necessarily, from their extreme rarity, the most scanty. The term Middle Ages comprises the thousand years between about A.T>. 500 and 1500. Objects of the Roman period 'are much more abundantly found in all parts of the kingdom titan those of the succeeding Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Danish Ages. Among the earliest of the Saxon period found in Southampton are the objects obtained from the bone pits discovered about half a century ago on the site of the Edinburgh Hotel and Grove-street, in the old parish of St. Mary. The chief articles found were iron and bronze keys, metal pins, a green glass vase, spoons, a fork, early Saxon coins ranging in date from the time of Oifa to Eadgar, and pieces of rude pottery. These and a few Saxon coins, notably that of Offa, King of Mercia and Overlord of Wessex, found when the great buhr or mound was removed, on the site of which the former Zion Chapel, now used as a warehouse, stands, are the chief Saxon relics which have come to light in this town. A few fragments of stone carving from the former church at Nursling, believed also to be of the Saxon period, and an earthenware vessel of rude manufacture are also shown. Objects of the Norman Age in Southampton are chiefly those of architectural interest which may be seen in the existing buildings, vi%., the round arch beneath the Bargite, and its two flanking turrets on the north side, the round arches and windows of the Norman house at West Quay, the remains of the so-called Canute's palace, the Norman doorway of the vault on south side of St. Michael's Church, and the fine Norman tower arches of that church itself.
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