We only had a window of three hours at the first farm (BH) which we hadn't been to since 18th April 2015. In that time we recovered an Elizabeth Ist penny, a few Civil War musket balls, modern coinage, a Medieval jug handle and an Iron Age mount. The field has winter wheat in it currently.
A move to next door saw us start off from exactly where we'd left off on January 14th. Another Elizabethan penny was recovered, an eighteenth century trigger guard but astonishingly, four more stone tools and what appears to be a Stone Age mace fragment were found lying on the surface. The stone tools are temporarily identified as Iron Age loom weights but we can't find any reference to similar stone tools at all. Finding the apparent mace fragment may mean that we have stumbled upon a very early votive site dating back several thousand years! We have never seen anything like these "loom weights" on any of our sites nor images on the 'net...... yet.
We finished off the "loom weight" field and moved to a field that has produced a wide range of recoveries from pre-decimal coinage to Celtic, Saxon and Viking finds.
Low and behold, another stone "loom weight" fragment emerged! This is the first time one of these has been found in this field. In all, 19 of these stone tool fragments have been recovered so far in three fields/areas.
With the light fading "just one good find would be nice to finish" was uttered.
Would you believe it, sure enough a beautiful early Roman fan tail and bow type fibula was unearthed in superb condition and complete with it's pin.
The 13"x11" coils were used today in the standard GMP mode, one "Tracking" and the other "Manual" Ground Balance. Quite a few targets were within four inches below the surface with some small buttons coming up from six inches!
High Definition images of the days' finds cab be seen here.