The weather was ideal and we looked at three different areas to start with.
The first area was a field that was roughly ploughed so we did a 5 minute fieldwalk which produced fragments of C14th pottery and a piece that looked Anglo-Saxon.
The second area was a rolled field that is south-facing with great views towards a major Roman road. We decided to start our survey here and the first coin recovered was a Roman grot. Eight more Roman coins came to light. Other Roman artefacts in the form of a writing stylus, needle and nail cleaner were also recovered.
A number of pre-decimal silver coinage were amongst the finds of which some were in amazing condition. A nice George V farthing and three-penny bit accompanied the silver coins.
The field was quite large so we elected to survey it in five metre transects which meant we covered much less than a quarter of it!
The third area was a field with a crop and had been excavated by archaeologists a couple of weeks previously. We scanned the trench areas and found a couple of pre-decimal coppers.
The conclusion from the archaeologists was that nothing of note was there which echoed our findings from both before, and after the excavations.
We ended the survey to take up the invitation we had from the lady of the manor for tea and cake at the farmhouse.
We were joined by the landowner himself and had a great chat with them both about history, values, Cuba and Michelin Starred food!
We were very kindly given a crate each of freshly cut asparagus and purple sprouting broccoli (PSB)!!!
The landowner also said that he would contact three other landowners that own land we are interested in nearby.
The settings, by-the-way were; 13" x 11" coils, standard GMP and Tracking for all three Deus'.
Images of the days recoveries can be seen here.