We arrived at our newest permission to be greeted by wheat stubble that was still quite stiff!
The weather was fantastic with pure blue skies and a frost-encrusted field surface.
We'd targeted an area that looked to be quite interesting and the first signal produced an Iron Age La Téne brooch. The next signal was a Roman grot.
Over the day we recovered 9 Roman coins including a superb example of a sestertius or As of Domitian, a Roman finger ring, a cut-half penny, the IA brooch and the largest lead IA toggle fastener "look-a-like" we'd ever seen!
Up to present, nobody has been able to provide evidence of what this last item is. At the moment, it looks as though this is a tool for securing twine or cord and locking into place instead of being a bobbin as surely, bobbins would have been made from wood?
Also recovered were three large ferrous items, one of them appears to be a meat cleaver!
We called in at the farmhouse to be greeted by the landowners son.
He very kindly gave us the owners email address and established who owned three other fields we were interested in. Thankfully they belong to the same landowner and they are detectable!
Lets just hope the second half of the season is as fruitful.
The same combination of machines, coils and programs were used as on Christmas Eve with the HF coil winning further admiration.
High Definition images of all the days finds can be seen here.