This permission came under the PAST radar in May 2015 and permission was sought and granted in August of that year.
The weather was quite good and kept cool with the constant breeze.
Our intelligence hinted that the area had a Roman camp in the vicinity as well as other enclosures and possible habitation.
Unfortunately the fields under scrutiny were OSR! This proved to be quite a challenge and something Rob and I are not used to as a majority of our permissions are surveyed whilst newly drilled.
The first recovery was a tiny fragment of a Roman fibula in the form of the catch plate end of a brooch. The next find was a Roman bronze coin followed by a second Roman coin. A base sherd of Samian Ware was the next piece of Roman history to come to light.
A third Roman coin found and was a sestertius, possibly of Vespasian with a fourth coin soon after that was quite corroded.
Our verdict was that the field was possibly used as a temporary Roman camp in the first and fourth centuries.
We finished the day earlier than planned and reflected on the days' findings on the way home. Also on the agenda was our next move for the following weekend with a few options that may be available to us. This was due to the very wet winter resulting in the team missing at least TEN outings!