Roman coin handed back to landowner

Having received the FLO’s report on what was confirmed to be part of the socket of a cross, I went over to the farm to hand back the artefact and the print-out of the report from the PAS database entry. I also wanted to hand over the Claudius II radiate as I thought the landowner would be interested to know what I’d found on his land.

Neither the landowner nor his son was around so I gave both the cross fragment and the Claudius II radiate and their PAS printouts to the estate secretary and asked her to pass them to the landowner for me.

Talking to the secretary confirmed what I’d heard anecdotally – that the harvest this year was expected to be several weeks early. The farm was gearing up to beginning harvest the following week and by the end of the week land should be detectable once again. Happy Days!

Having brought with me the field plans given to me last year by the landowner’s son, I outlined the fields I would particularly like to have a crack at and why.

I have hopes. Big hopes.

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FLO night at the club

Along I toddled to collect the items handed over back in early April. There were only the two of them as I’d done bugger all detecting over the winter and spring.

One was the Funny Looking Doodah that the son of the owner of my biggest permission showed me last autumn and asked if I knew what it was. The FLO confirmed her initial thoughts that this was part of the base of a cross, dating from anywhere between 1000AD and 1200AD, which now has me wondering where exactly it was found (the farmer’s son was rather vague when he showed it to me) as it might be evidence for a church or chapel on the land.

The other was the corroded Roman coin mentioned in the entry dated 25/10/2016 which was identified as a copper alloy radiate of Claudius II dating to the period AD 270-271, with a CONSECRATIO reverse.