Site 1 was newly drilled Spring Wheat offering great detecting and fieldwalking conditions.
As mentioned, most items recovered here reflect the whole Medieval period including Saxon and C14th artefacts.
Oddly, 3 Roman grots were found along with a hammered silver looking like a James Ist half-groat, a pierced jetton, bronze beads, strapend fragments, buckles, pottery and a couple of fossils!
We decided to have a look at another site to assess the conditions there.
On arrival we could see that 3 fields had been deep ploughed over the top of a Roman settlement. The worry here is that the crop may be potatoes which means it will be off the agenda for a long while even though we are allowed to detect newly seeded potatoes. It's by personal choice that we don't survey potato crops.
Apparently, there may be a potato shortage as the growers down south are 6 weeks behind schedule.
We moved on to site 2 to find it power-harrowed and quite flat.
Being a large Roman site we expected to find evidence quiet quickly and the first of 17 Roman coins emerged within the the first minutes of switching on. Some of the coins were in amazing condition and the other coins that were recovered were a siliqua, a cut-half and a William III love token.
On both sites we used 1 x 13" coil and 2 x 9" HF coils, standard GMP with one of the 9" coils in "Tracking" mode.
High Definition images of the days finds can be seen here and here.