Last Outing of 2018 - Boy Were We Flying... Literally!

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Last Outing of 2018 - Boy Were We Flying... Literally!

Post by Fisher1266X » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:27 pm

The last survey of 2018 saw us return to a long-standing Roman favourite that has produced some wonderful coins and artefacts during 20 visits since March 2014.

The first field we had a look at was drilled with wheat and revealed a couple of fragments of Roman pottery and a few coins.
The field next to did have potatoes in it but it was too rough to search there so we looked at another field nearby.

This produced a very small hammered (farthing) and one piece of Medieval pottery.


This was the opportunity that Rob was looking for to try out his new toy; a hexacopter drone fitted with a 4K camera!
Footage from this inaugural flight appears to be quite good considering it was carried out in a 25mph breeze! The footage can be seen here:
More footage of our New Year Dig will follow.

The last field we looked at was drilled with OSR but the crop had failed so it was re-drilled with wheat. This field has a Roman road running through it with a Romano-British settlement nearby. The search area had several fragments of Roman building material and pottery. As expected, a number of Roman coins and artefacts were recovered.

One artefact that was recovered stood out as being a rare fragment of a Roman glass bangle. This was the highlight of the day and one of the rarest artefacts we have ever recovered amongst some memorable finds over the past 8 years.
The post covering the bangle can be read here: viewtopic.php?f=121&t=107755

HD images of the finds can be seen here:

Happy New Year!
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Re: Last Outing of 2018 - Boy Were We Flying!

Post by Allectus » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:30 pm

Berwick mint. ::g

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Re: Last Outing of 2018 - Boy Were We Flying!

Post by Ladybird66 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:08 pm

Looks like it was a good outing and the drone footage was most impressive, given the wind conditions. Dare say we’ll see a few more clips of this years digs now he’s got the maiden flight sorted.
That’s the sort of field we could do with over this side of the Severn. Not many of them around.
Here’s to a productive 2019. Thanks for the up-date ::g

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Re: Last Outing of 2018 - Boy Were We Flying!

Post by Spooky » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:24 pm

Great Vid !! ::g ={~#
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Re: Last Outing of 2018 - Boy Were We Flying... Literally!

Post by Dave The Slave » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:36 pm

Plenty of finds there, Paul.
Interesting to see the end profile photos of the bangle segment.
Good Luck in 2019 ::g
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