Our last visit saw us recover two hammered coins and a superb Medieval buckle with its roller still attached!
The sun was out and it felt a tad warm with no breeze at all.
Due to the uneven lines of wheat stubble it was decided to run out the line to keep us in check and serve as a guide.
The first run produced a Tealby cut-half and C16th thimble and this was in an area we'd already covered. Obviously, the rows of straw covering this area at the time.
We continued to use the line whilst traversing the field west to east to about two thirds in. One of the team surveyed the southern end of the field covering the area where our lines ended.
The landowners wife and two sons came over to see us and see what we'd found. She left us to walk her new dog that was full of energy and one of the sons stayed with us for a short while.
C13th - C14th pottery was recovered from the field surface along with three lovely flint scrapers, two being nice examples of leaf blades whilst the other was a thumb scraper.
Due to the small amount of signals, we managed to cover the whole 4-acre field with ease taking in every square foot of land.
Of the relatively few non-ferrous signals the finds were quite nice.
A Charles II half-penny in quite good condition and a Queen Victoria "Bun-head" penny (1860) in a stunning condition.
Medieval buckles were found with a "Mickey Mouse" type buckle complete with its roller but minus the rest of it! A superb example of an early strapend buckle and plate, that had been gold gilded, came to light.
Three hammered coins were also recovered, the Tealby cut-half, a well clipped coin of possibly Richard II and a superb example of an Edward I penny minted in London.
Full HD images can be seen here.
For technically minded we used the following:
Déus V4.1 & V3.2
9" HF & 9" standard coils and the 11" coil
XP MI-6 Probes