The Déus units were all put on charge and the gear packed for an early start the next day for a return visit to JHF1. The trip to this permission on the last visit produced 23 Roman coins, 10 hammered coins and lots of Medieval pottery.
Today's survey was focussed on the Medieval era so it was back to the field that saw the recovery of the 10 pre-milled coins last week.
Within seconds the first of the hammered coins appeared. Another one quickly followed with a total of 5 recovered in 45 minutes.
Lots more Medieval pottery also followed with many examples of jug handles, which is usually a good sign.
In all, 7 hammered and a surprise denarius of Antoninus Pius (138 AD) was recovered making a total of 17 Medieval coins retrieved in two visits.
With the lack of Medieval artefacts such as buckles etc the assumption was that this field may have held some form of market, fair or fete at some time.
The coins currently range from John, Henry III, Edward I, Henry VII, Elizabeth I and the coins cover quite a wide area of 5 acres.
Having completed this field we had a quick look at some pasture next to a C11th church where the sheep had shortened the grass considerably. As per usual, the pasture had no evidence of Medieval activity.
We then had a look at part of a huge field that had just been seeded next to a DMV but no pottery or signals were evident.
This field was fieldwalked whilst in rough plough and only two fragments of Medieval pottery were recovered.
We decided to take a detour on the way home to check on a Roman field that was in rough plough on the last visit. Sure enough it was seeded but the soil was too fluffy as no signals were encountered even though well over 100 Roman coins and other artefacts have been recovered here.
We elected for an early tea and ended up at a kebab shop.
This was one weird kebab shop as the kebabs were "deconstructed"!
That's a posh term adopted by Michelin Starred restaurants.
You'd have no chance of eating one if you're worse for wear.
Anyway, we persevered and headed home leaving some parts of the meal uneaten.
Tomorrow looks good for adder hunting so it'll be a mix of finds cleansing, blog writing, a photoshoot....... and seeking adders!
We're having another break this weekend with a long weekend in Madrid taking in Rob's stag do.
Hopefully we'll back in action on Sunday 22nd May at a site yet to be determined.
Please check here for the latest high definition images of the days' recoveries.