This field has produced finds from several era's, from the Iron Age to Modern. One of the most interesting periods is from the English Civil War.
We are certain that this area was used by the Parliamentarian troops whilst they prepared to attack their intended target of a large town nearby.
Several artefacts in the form of; musket balls, iron artefacts, C17th pottery and coinage point towards this assumption.
The field was in stubble with copious amounts of weed helping to obscure the field surface.
A slight change to the usual 'modus operandi' was the addition of a special guest from Australia using my trusty Fisher 1266X.
It was going to be interesting seeing how the 1266X fared against the might of 3 XP Déus machines, tuned to perfection.
What a steep learning curve Charlie (our Ozzy guest) had to endure!
We all agree, what a sterling performance he put in as you'll see from the following account of his performance with the Fisher 1266X.
The weather was quite settled but the ground was still quite damp from the onslaught of the previous weeks of rain.
We didn't get as many signals as we thought we might get as the field has been turned over since we were there last.
As expected, the 1266X picked up on lots of ferrous items. Three of these however look to be of interest. One being a hoof pick, the other two being a possible dagger guard and a pike-end.
The 1266X also located a hammered coin in the form of a Phillip and Mary Groat, a 1863 sixpence and a 1921 shilling.
Ironically, this trumped one of the Déus'!
It just goes to show, no matter what machine you have, you'got to walk over it. Hence my personal forum signature of "If you can't hear it, it's not there".
This is aimed at those that doubt their machines performance.
Other finds accountable to the other Déus machines were; a denarius, a couple of Roman coins, a Charles Ist twenty-pence piece, two James Ist pennies, a silver brooch fragment, a chafing dish lug, a couple of nice lead seals and a Civil War buckle.
HD images of the days finds can be seen here.