The first signal was a dupondius in a worn condition and was amongst masses of coke, green waste and iron.
The coke and iron got the better of us and we moved line to an area where there were just lots of green waste to contend with.
Our brave attempt to master the green waste came to an end just after lunch and with 28 Roman coins we thought we'd try another field.
Again, no artefacts were found but several fragments of Roman pottery were scattered everywhere including a nice piece of mortarium.
The next move was something extremely rare for us.... we had a look at a pasture field. Yes, you read that right, pasture! Bits of lead, Georgian coins, a worn pierced silver coin, a broken hammered coin and a Roman grot were found. The grass was quite long in some areas so we decided that the pasture had received as much of our attention as required.
We then took the opportunity to survey another field that was drilled with peas and one we'd never been to before.
As the machines were tuning in, we had a decorated piece of Samian Ware and a large fragment of a grey ware base sherd at our feet.
We thought that we were in for a good session after this, how wrong were we. Nothing Roman was seen at all! Oddly enough, two hammered coins were recovered; a penny of Edward Ist and a Scottish twenty-pence of Charles Ist and a C14th strapend buckle.
High Definition images can be seen here.