We were back at permission JHF1 and decided to do a recce on the land that we'd never even seen yet. This took us an hour to drive around.
We returned to the initial field we were going to start the survey which was drilled with winter wheat. Lots of clay pipes but not many signals at all. In fact, the first half decent signal was a hammered coin of Edward Ist.
Medieval pottery and a few knapped flint pieces were recovered.
It was interesting to note that a brand new hedge had been planted which followed the line of a very ancient road that was in existence before the Roman invasion.
A break for early lunch and it was onto our next planned area which was the hoard field. We had a newly acquired C Scope 4PI but there was too much iron in the survey area rendering it useless! We carried on with the rest of the field from where we left off last time.
The machine results; Déus 1 - Pulse Induction 0
Part way through the survey we met up with the landowners and their two friendly dogs. They asked about what we'd uncovered and were amazed at the pottery, flint and artefacts on view. We had a great chat about all things related as well as a mutual interest in aviation! The landowner had acquired his Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) at the tender age of fourteen!
They then left us to continue with the survey.
At the end of the day we'd recovered an array of artefacts including; a cracking Romano-British chatelaine fibula, a RB trumpet fibula, a piece of early Roman gold, a sestertius in good condition, a lovely dumbbell type Celtic toggle fastener, a Roman belt slider, an early buckle (may be Roman) a lovely example of a Medieval skillet leg, lots of RB pottery (including Samian Ware), Medieval pottery and some great flint tools too!
We used the small coils set on on the standard GMP settings and most finds came from within the first THREE inches of the field surface.
Images of the days recoveries can be seen here.