We arrived just as the sun was about to show and giving the clouds a golden glow.
The weather was great with the sky clearing and a slight breeze.
The field surface had a frozen crust and was brilliant to walk on and the drilled winter wheat was just poking through.
This field has produced 8 large fragments of Iron Age loom weights with a handful of Medieval hammered coinage. The loom weights appear to be the result of votive offerings with a ninth being recovered from a field next door.
With the large coils attached using the GMP mode, one machine using "Tracking" and the other set at the standard 90 GB level, we set off following the crop lines.
Initially there were lots of tiny ferrous signals interrupted by lead and pre-decimal coinage. The first PAS qualifying signal was the first of three Elizabethan half-groats to emerge.
A fourth Elizabethan hammered coin in the form of a Three-pence dated to 1567 was also recovered along with two Roman coins, three more Iron Age loom weight fragments, a thirteenth century casket key as well as a couple of fragments of Medieval pottery.
With the sun below the horizon we decided to call it a day with the prospect of completing the field at another time.
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