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And I'm not talking about "Chubby" Makepeace-Codpiece's hairpiece either. Looks like a cat with alopecia's perched on his pate, and quite how he thinks he looks fetching is beyond me. Mark you, I could say the same for certain world leaders, but I digress...

What ho,

A while ago I noted that Google Earth had updated with images taken during the dry spell a while ago so I zoomed in to find my Roman field. There was a distinct "enclosure"-looking bit which didn't follow any old field boundaries and which was directly above the slope where I was turfing out Roman (and Saxon) stuff.

Having gleaned a three-day pass from her ladyship for services rendered (don't ask), I fired up the Jenks and set off this morning, determined to investigate the top (right-hand) portion of the field, hitherto ignored.( Well, in my defence I was preoccupied with the "busy" bit down the slope.)

While walking out to the wicket the fist signal of the session turned out to be a Constantine the Great nummus in decent nick for this soil :D Great start, and I hadn't yet reached the crease :thumbsup:

I went to the north end (right-hand edge) of the crop mark, took a preparatory swig, and set off with the x35 coil. Lots of iron - good - and within 10 mins I had a nice little barbarous radiate in the bag, swiftly followed by a huge chunk of casting waste. (I wanted to see something else in it but no, it was waste.) Then, near the corner of the crop mark, a lovely find which I first thought might be a La Tene brooch (look, I didn't have me bins on, ok?) but which turned out to be half of a pair of Roman tweezers :o :thumbsup:
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1. Large dollop of casting waste
2. Constantine 1 BEATA TRANQVILLITAS nummus
3. Barbarous radiate - possibly Victorinus but far from convinced as yet
Centre - Roman(probably) tweezer half
4. The letter "R" :shock:
5. First jetton found on this site
6. 1958 QE2 tanner
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Gridding on stubble is impossible, but further wandering produced a first for this permission - a Hans Krauwinckel II jetton, along with an E2 1958 tanner which, being my brother's birth year, will be polished up and presented to him, hopefully in celebration of Fulham winning the play-off final.

Oh, and this caused me to go all all weak at the knees for a second:
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Decent quaffing gear but I prefer the Paradis Imperial meself ;)

Hopefully, this patch will have a lot more to give. I probably would have discovered it anyway, after having exhausted the "good" bit, but it goes to show that research can at the very least provide a shortcut to where to look and it's time well spent (and hugely enjoyable, to boot).

Pip pip :thumbsup:
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Well done, John.
Interesting to know what the rather ornate R gets identified as, Relic yes, rubbish no.
Good day by the look of it.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Thanks, Dave. it was a good session and all found within the first hour. Didn't matter what happened after that! :D :thumbsup:
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Interesting image of the field, its markings and where you found stuff :ugeek:
I can sniff great things from this field fella :thumbsup:
There is Silver Roman there my friend :D
Draw a line down from the tweezer find, and a line across from the coin find, and where that line meeteth is where you need to be searching :ugeek:
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Well that looks a decent site. Looks like you've not found the silver yet but I can smell if for you. A jetton a always a very, very good sign. There might even be more Roman coins, but I guess that can’t be helped ;)

Love the tweezers. Roman artefacts are always nice finds. Are you thinking a Roman building? Those crop marks certainly look interesting! Pleased for you John as you deserve it after having a few disappointing days recently.
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Blackadder43 wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:14 pm I can sniff great things from this field fella :thumbsup:
There is Silver Roman there my friend :D
Draw a line down from the tweezer find, and a line across from the coin find, and where that line meeteth is where you need to be searching :ugeek:
I can smell it too :D I've had various denarii from further down the slope (out of shot to the left) but there will hopefully be more in the new area :thumbsup:
Oxgirl wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:16 pm Are you thinking a Roman building? Those crop marks certainly look interesting! Pleased for you John as you deserve it after having a few disappointing days recently.
Thankee kindly, moi deario :thumbsup: I know there was at least one building there from the flue tiles and pottery found (again, a bit further down the slope to the left).

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