Sec. Hi] LIST OF ANTIQUES FROM RUINS OF HAN LIMES
T. xxiii. 1. ii.. 03. Flat wooden slip, with six notches cut on one edge, and faint traces of writing (?) on one side ; prob. tally. 7r x" x i". PI. XLVII.
T. xxiii. 1. ii. 04-8. Five wooden writing-slips. 04 has traces of ink on one side. 8}" x I" x i". 05, Chinese writing on one side ; broken at one end. 4i" x Ç" x i".
o6,. parts of Chinese chars. on both sides. 91" 07, rough stick with traces of Chinese chars. on two sides. 7" x " x 1". o8, Chinese writing on one side and ink line across centre of reverse. 91" x «" x i".
T. xxiu.1. ii. 09. Fr. of plain silk fabric, cream-coloured. I I" X 2r.
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T. xxIII. o. or. Fr. of lacquered wood ; elliptical food bowl with small solid lug handles. Red inside, black outside ; black handles painted on outer surface with rough red pattern, like pea-pod. Smooth continuous curved surface inside. Roughly cut outside ; flat at bottom ; straight sides from lip to depth of is", whence chamfered inwards to meet bottom. One side broken away and missing. 5r x 4i" x 2". Pl. XLVII.
T. xxiII. o. 02. Bamboo ; piece of fine quality about one-fourth of the complete natural thickness, cut at a joint, and cut to thin tapering chisel-shaped point, blunt,
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at opposite end. 4i" x I". Pl. XLVII.
T. xxIII. o. 03. String sandal, very strongly made, of extraordinary length, being r ii" ; breadth 4". Pl. XLVI.
T. xxiii. o. o4. Wooden object, perhaps whip handle ; round, tapering. Smooth from thick end for about 4 of the length, then roughly cut with three annular depressions for holding gut bands to secure splice. Where bands occur it is cut flat for splicing, the glue being still recognizable. A hole drilled through thick end is square on one side and round on other. Narrow hollow chamfer cut round edge of thick end. 7" x i". Pl. XLVII.
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ATCH-STATIONS T. XXXVII. A, C, D, F
xxxvII. a. ox. Wooden stick ; pointed. 8e" x i" x (at broad end).
T. xxxvii. c. oi. Fr. of pottery ; blackish-grey, rather fine but with white granulations ; faint signs of mat-marking on outside. Gr. M. 3i", thickness i".
T. xxxvii. c. o2. Fr. of pottery ; hand-made, pinkish drab, mat-marked on outside. Gr. M. 61", thickness .ig".
1'. xxxvil. d. oI. Fr. of pottery ; from bottom of vessel, showing flat base and spring of side ; plain. Drab, welllevigâted clay: Pierced with three holes, prob. for ancient repairs. Gr. M. 4", thickness 1". Pl. XLVIII.
T. xx%VII. d. o2. Fr. of pottery, from flat bottom of
vessel like the preceding ; plain. Black-grey, well-levigated clay. Gr. M. 4f", thickness N.
T. xxxvII. d. 03. Fr. of pottery, from plain rim of vessel. Wall slightly ribbed horizontally upon each side. Red. Gr. M. I r, thickness A".
T. xxxvir. d. 04. Fr. of pottery ; from straight-sided vessel, with rim turned out at angle of r35° and finished off square. Smooth blackish-grey. Wall slightly ribbed horizontally. Inner surface flaked off. One hole drilled by edge, either for suspension string, or for ancient repair. 2" X 41" X i". Pl. XLVIII.
T. xxxvii. f. ox. Reeds and brushwood, from Limes agger (southern line), i} miles E. of T. xxxvii. f.
OBJECTS EXCAVATED AT WATCH-TOWER T. XL. c
T. XL. c. 01, 03. Flakes of wood ; plain. (03) II" x tee" X". (OZ) 2r"X "X ".
T. xi.. c. 02. Wooden peg ; round. IA" x
T. XL. c. 04-6. Frs. of leather ; three, of white kid, edged with holes of sewing. Largest 6" x 3i".
T. xi.. c. o7. Wood.wool ; small bundle, such as now used for packing.
LIST OF OBJECTS FOUND O. EXCAVATED AT WATCH-TOWERS T. XLI. A, B, C
T. xLI. a. ox. Stick. Hard shiny surface. Cut at both ends, and bark partially removed. r8}" x I2,".
T. xLI. a. 03. Fr. of pottery. Upper part of vessel, with outward curved rim, thickened and cut . into flat faces ; one outward, faintly channelled ; one upward from first at about 3o°. Body curves out from short neck. Surface horizontally wavy, by potter's fingers. Surfaces dark grey ; inside dull red. Well-washed clay. 31" x 2" X
T. xLI. a. 04. Fr. of pottery ; wall of large vessel, dark grey, rather porous and not well made. Surface covered
with ` string ' marks, across which at right angles two incised lines if" apart and a third i" from others. 51" x 41" x i" (nearly). Pl. XLVIII.
T. xLi. a. o6. Fr. of rope ; coarse straw, three-ply, loosely twisted. IIi" x i".
T. XLI. b. or. Drug, in small yellow rods, wrapped in leaf of wild poplar (?).
T. xLI. b. 02. Wooden spoon, roughly made, with curved handle. Bowl in same line as handle, fiat, broken. 4}" x r (width of bowl).