You may have seen in Mondays post the amount we cleared in 6 hours, it was 2.6 kilo's !! We've already spent 44 hours each on this field since it was re-seeded a few weeks ago. This is on top of all the visits to this field we did last year. You can imagine how much green waste we've shifted and lifted just from this field alone.
Well at least the weather was good, overcast and no wind at all which made it quite warm at 17C.
Large coils fitted, standard GMP, GB manual on one, tracking on the other.
The first good find after 20 minutes was a superb denarius of Titus 79 AD not far from the hoard spot which had Vespasian coinage amongst it.
Four more Roman coins, a second century headstud fibula, three hammered, two mid-fourteenth century buckles, a William III sixpence in the form of a love token, a 1700's thimble and four lead pot-mends were recovered which was a surprising number of mends in one session.
As you can see, perseverance can pay off (and extreme patience) but we apply that attitude to all aspects of metal-detecting, as you know!
We called in at the farmhouse as we've not seen them for a couple of weeks to catch up. The excavation that we've instigated appears to be gaining momentum as there's a meeting arranged for mid November between the landowner and the archaeological group. The amount of evidence from our surveys at this permission alone has prompted the group to go straight to excavation. The group are interested in gaining access to some of our other permissions too. Exciting times ahead.
Meanwhile, we think we'll give our ears a rest and survey one of our permissions that hasn't any green waste (yet) next weekend, if the weather is okay. This permission (MC) is where the gold "Norfolk Wolf" stater came from when we there last in September.
High definition images can be seen here.