The field had been ploughed and drilled with wheat which was quite advanced in parts. This was probably due to the recent warm weather and then plenty of rain.
The day didn't start too well as two of the machines suffered coil problems from the start with a constant 'chattering' that made it very difficult to detect.
A change to the 9" HF coil sorted the problem and no further issues arose.
This site is a small Roman settlement situated on a Roman roadside and may have been some kind of retail site as there are many coins strewn around the area, especially along the road.
Oddly, the first coin to be recovered was a silver hammered penny of Edward I minted at Bury St Edmunds.
Another silver hammered coin was also recovered later on in the day in the form of a Elizabeth I penny minted at London.
Altogether, 58 Roman bronze coins, a denarius of Julia Domna and several artefacts were recovered.
The field is just over 23-acres so we only scratched the surface of it!
Hopefully, we'll return before the wheat grows much more.
Images of the days finds can be seen here.