We arrived in a blizzard!!!....So sat it out hoping for a break in the weather.
Fortunately the weather did break and we quickly donned our waterproofs and geared up for a stint on a site that is predominantly Roman with a Medieval twist to it.
The choice of weapons today were the 13" x 11" coils set at GMP standard, one "Tracking" and the other manual GB.
The first field we looked at was one still in stubble and as we started, the wind picked up and the sky darkened. Luckily the waterproofs and layers kept the cold at bay to a certain degree. Lots of lead came up with some pieces being very large.
A dupondius and a couple of Roman grots were recovered along with a couple of Georgian coins.
An odd sight presented itself with a blue tit lying dead in the field which evidently came to grief very recently as rigamortis hadn't quite set in. Perhaps a victim of the high winds and an unfortunate collision with a nearby tree branch?
Lunch was calling so we shut down and thought a return to the field which produced a Henry III groat and a denarius a while ago might be a good bet.
We only had about a fifth of the field to complete, so the the remaining time we had left would be enough to cover it.
More lead emerged, again with some very large pieces showing.
Two nice and unusual strapends/belt mounts, one of them quite rare in having the leather still attached after several hundred years! Also, two hammered coins, a Medieval purse bar, a skillet piece, a whirligig and a piece of Saxon pottery were recovered. The hammered coins came up five minutes apart towards the end of the day, one at 16:45 and the other at 16:50!
High Definition Images of the days recoveries can be seen here.