We've already missed quite a few weekends due to various reasons so we thought "risk it for a biscuit" and set off for our newest permission.
We could see several clouds in the distance dropping their goods on the landscape and wondered if we were going to escape the sleet and snow.
Panic over, it wasn't too bad, the soil and stubble were well drained and it looked as though it might brighten up.
And brighten up it did with some superb finds being recovered including a lovely detailed silver denarius of Julia Domna 196 AD, a stunning C2nd Roman trumpet fibula complete with its pin, two more fibulae fragments, a Roman ring, a bronze stater, thirteen Roman coins, two Roman mounts/sliders, a Medieval buckle frame, a George III sixpence 1816, a Victorian shilling 1856 and more Roman and Medieval pottery.
Rob radioed to say he had company, it was the son-in-law of the landowner accompanied by his dog.
He asked if we'd found anything and in turn he was asked about the other detectorist. "What detectorist" he replied, "The one that comes regularly" Rob added, the son-in-law replied "I've never seen anyone and I walk the dog everyday!?".
Unfortunately, it looks unlikely that our paths will cross in the near future which is a pity as we could have asked what was found and the outcome of those finds.
As last week, 1 x 9" standard coil, 2 x 9" HF coils, standard GMP mode but using 14khz, 18khz and 28khz.
Just a note on depth, the Roman trumpet fibula came up from a depth of 8" whilst some shotgun cartridges were coming up from depths of up to 9".
High Definition images can be seen here.