The emphasis was on trying to locate a Roman villa but we ended up with more medieval evidence instead.
The Déus' and 13 inch coils were set up as follows; GMP, 18khz, Tracking and the other machine set up as Déus Fast, 18khz, Manual GB, Zero discrimination, Full Tones.
It was almost like a pantomime with buttons everywhere! Some really deep lead came up too which was very surprising as this field has had a lot of attention from several detectorists over the years!
The medieval finds consisted of a possible Saxon strapend, purse bar fragments, a spindle whorl, a casket key, an early buckle and a rare Edward IV half penny.
We cut the survey short as we'd arranged to meet the landowner and chat with him about the finds from the farm and the area in general.
He showed us a bag of Roman pottery and more interestingly.... tesserae from a villa floor!!! There were also coins and brooches too, which adds to the ever growing picture.
The landowner is almost certain that the main villa area is on a field next to his that belongs to another landowner. We expressed an interest in visiting this field to which he said that he'd put in a very good word for us and would give him a ring.
I'm ringing the landowner with the "tesserae" field on Friday so fingers crossed that he will be ok with The PAST checking his field for the elusive Roman villa!
The images of the days finds can be seen HERE.