Oxgirl wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:46 pm
I can see why you suggest that but they were way too spread out for it to have been a plough spread.
It was on a very long strip that took a good 5 minutes brisk walk from the start (by a copse of woods) to the bit where they ended. Interestingly they stopped just by an opening to the next field where a public footpath goes through. I bet they continue there, but that bit is not on my permission. The rest of the 10 acre field I’ve found nothing Roman except the brooch fragment.
Similar situation here. I have access to 300 acres (albeit only between harvest and drilling) but the roman stuff all comes from the south west corner of one of the fields and the adjacent fields to the south and west belong to the neighbouring farm. I might be able to get permission on those in due course with a reference from the landowner of my current permission, but I've got lots more to do on his land before I even think about looking for more.
Whilst it's mainly coins in that corner, it has produced a little conical livestock bell, half a dozen brooches (fib, disc and round) and my favourite artefact from there so far, this lovely bronze key.