Trip to the Roman field

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Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:06 pm

Had a couple of trips out this week, first one netted about 20 bronzes including a sestertius of Antoninus Pius, various artifacts including a couple of brooches ( a Colchester 1 piece and an enameled hinged type).

The field was ripe for picking and gave up 3 hammered as well, conditions were just right in fact, Henry iii cut half, James I halfgroat and,,,,who is the clipped half please Tony ?

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Managed another trip a couple of days after and as this field likes to do to me, retrieval rates changed a lot,,,,it is a finickity field and gives when it wants,,, so with about the same amount of time, all it gave was 15 Roman and a small buckle but junk finds and artefacts were just about 0.

I used the same programme amongst others but this day soil conditions had changed and if I had walked over the finds from the previous session ( if I hadnt found them allready) I would not of found as many of them, field conditions are everything, 100% coverage is not the be all and end all by any means ::g

By the way, I had a go at Postimage for this post, I recommend it,very easy and you can bulk resize, makes life easier, just click on the images to enlarge ::g
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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:08 pm

The post image pics don't really enlarge much when you click on them do they ;;z

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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by Cantiaci » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:15 pm

Superb finds Phil! Totally agree about conditions.
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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:15 pm

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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:18 pm

Cantiaci wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:15 pm
Superb finds Phil! Totally agree about conditions.
Cheers Steve, why did I used to find resizing and posting multiple images easy, and now I just don't, I think I used to do it via photobicket, just seems more difficult now or is it my age ?? x;

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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by Allectus » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:23 pm

Very well done there, Phil....Nice haul! ::g

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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:24 pm

Allectus wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Very well done there, Phil....Nice haul! ::g

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Cheers mate, just a shame the phots are crap ;;z

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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:56 pm

Better ::g
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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by littleboot » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:31 pm

That's a good collection there! Very clearly a fun field to do.
I agree totally about the whole 100 per cent coverage myth. It is maybe comforting to tell yourself that covering the ground of field in this or that pattern will result in everything being found.....especially if you are not likely to go back. But the truth is a bit more damp for example, or a situation where the dampness has moved down a layer, and the scenario changes. Just a day of drying wind, or a small overnight shower, can be a game changer.
The real truth of this only becomes apparent when you have long-term permissions which you cover year on year and know really well. And its especially true of Roman and Celtic fields. I have one that is extremely fickle and gives when it wants. This has a lot to do with how the soil conditions...favorable or otherwise....partner up with the crop rotation and planting.
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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:47 pm

littleboot wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:31 pm
That's a good collection there! Very clearly a fun field to do.
I agree totally about the whole 100 per cent coverage myth. It is maybe comforting to tell yourself that covering the ground of field in this or that pattern will result in everything being found.....especially if you are not likely to go back. But the truth is a bit more damp for example, or a situation where the dampness has moved down a layer, and the scenario changes. Just a day of drying wind, or a small overnight shower, can be a game changer.
The real truth of this only becomes apparent when you have long-term permissions which you cover year on year and know really well. And its especially true of Roman and Celtic fields. I have one that is extremely fickle and gives when it wants. This has a lot to do with how the soil conditions...favorable or otherwise....partner up with the crop rotation and planting.
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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by SuperRed » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:02 pm

Absolutely superb collection Phil - well done mate! ::g
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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:18 pm

SuperRed wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Absolutely superb collection Phil - well done mate! ::g
Cheers Brad ::g

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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by Easylife » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:02 am

A nice site you have there. ::g
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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by thefiggis » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:43 am

Now, that's my type of haul ::g Belter of a session.

Your description of how the finds rate is affected by soil conditions rings so very true and mirrors my own Roman site. Last week the finds were coming thick and fast and I spent so much time digging that I hadn't covered that much ground by the end of the session. This week, same general area and the signals were sparse. Now, this could be down to the finds simply not being there but I'm sure the fact that we'd had a bit of rain just before last week's session played a part.

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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by Dom » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:31 am

Nice haul, I especially like the brooch.
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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by alloverover » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:56 am

Cheers all, shame about the brooch pin really, I don't know how the plough can bend it like that when I know full well if I tried to straighten it it would break, x;

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Re: Trip to the Roman field

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:59 am

Wow superb haul Phil. Very, very nice ::g
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