The conditions were very dry after the recent rain with a stiff breeze from the south.
Today we were joined by one of our forum members as a first-time guest on a site we'd not been to since March 2015. This was a site that produced four hammered coins; one being a gold quarter noble of Edward III on that visit.
Sadly no silver hammered coins were found, the nearest being a jetton.
Oddly, three Roman coins were recovered. one was pierced.
A nice heart-shaped Medieval mount and a nice Early Medieval strapend were found too, along with other finds.
We couldn't believe the amount of buttons we found, this image shows just a few of them!
Whilst we were surveying this permission a police vehicle passed by and stopped about 150 metres away. It stayed there for 5 minutes or so, then carried on along the road.
I sent the landowner a report of the finds and images and mentioned the police presence. He said the two men in a large white Iveco van were parking up and detecting anywhere they fancied without permission.
These nighthawking lowlifes are the scourge of our hobby. Nighthawkers are one of the the main reasons why permission can be hard or even impossible to obtain.
Two machines were running V4 13" coils whilst the third was running V3.2 and the 11" coil, all machines were using the GMP mode.
The link to our High Definition images are here.