This happened by chance as the first permission went well until the second day when we found that the OSR and wheat stubble fields were just too challenging to detect and fieldwalk.
Luckily a nearby permission MC was a possibility and of which we hadn't visited since 13th March 2016 and thought we'd get an update on a potato field that's been planted and was due for harvesting in October.
Back to the first permission JHF1, we looked at a disked wheat stubble field that has a Medieval village on it but didn't find a huge amount, just a Tudor dress hook and a Medieval strapend and Medieval pottery.
The next field was a newly rolled field that has a DMV at one end and a Roman shrine at the other.
The decision was to look at the Roman shrine site. Sure enough more Roman coinage emerged and pottery, mainly grey ware.
Twenty-three Roman coins were recovered some of them in superb condition.
The main fields we are interested in have yet to be harvested, one has another DMV, one has a market and the other has several Roman shrine sites. These fields will be done in the next two weeks.
Anyway, we dropped in to the next permission, MC.
We arrived to find that the potato field was still in crop as expected.... but to our surprise the field next door (80 acres) had been harvested, ploughed and drilled with OSR and it was as flat as a pancake!
The first signal was a LEAD Celtic toggle fastener! Something we'd never seen before. The next signal was a superb Celtic woad grinder.
Ten Roman coins were recovered, one being a silvered coin of Gallienus 160 AD and pair of coins fused together so there may be a hoard nearby.
The sun got the better of us and we decided to go for a beer and fish & chips at the brill chippy in the village.
We reflected on the past couple of days and agreed that it was worth the stop-over.