The field conditions were perfect for fieldwalking, as well as detecting.
The weather was superb as well. The views from the survey area were spectacular! In fact, the public footpath that ran nearby was as busy as the M6 on a Monday morning!
We acquired permission for this new area through the generosity of the landowner from last week who very kindly contacted this new landowner and arranged for us to visit.
We suspected that there maybe Roman activity in this particular spot due to its position and orientation.
Sure enough, the first coin was a Roman grot which looked to be a radiate.
In all, 10 Roman coins, a Roman strapend, pot-mends and greyware were recovered from a linear scatter along this ridge-line.
We were expecting the landowner to perhaps pay a visit but unfortunately we didn't see him. This would have been a great opportunity to ask about other areas of land he owns.
We returned to the farm where we were surveying last week and met the landowners wife out riding one of her horses. She was pleased to see us and asked if we were coming back for a cup of tea.
We of course said yes as we had to return the crates we were given last week with the asparagus and purple sprouting brocolli, and a bottle of French red as a thank you for the introduction to the new landowner.
We had a bit of a recce and looked at some of the fields there but the crop was quite tall. We headed for the farmhouse and the promise of tea and biscuits with the landowners wife.
We had great chat with her about the area and and she told us about the new landowner of the field we had just surveyed and mentioned that he owns most of the land aroung a small village and had purchased another large farm recently.
We must pay him a visit!
The machine settings were our usual ones and used with the 13" x 11" coils (standard GMP mode using "Tracking".)
The images of the recoveries can be seen here.