Monday, 25 January 2010
Yesterday was a club dig near Shoreham. It was a dry day, cold at first, but warmed up through the morning. A hammered and several Roman coins were found by members. In addition to a button I was delighted to find my first Roman coin. It is a copy of a City of Constantinople Commemorative, 334 - 335 A.D. see also this link. The obverse has the second part of the new city goddess named CONSTAN TINOPOLIS and shows her helmeted bust facing left in imperial cloak and holding a scepter across her left shoulder. The helmet is laureated and she is wearing a cuirass (breastplate). The reverse shows a winged Victory standing facing left, right foot on prow of a galley with scepter in right hand, left hand resting on a grounded shield. It weighs 2 grams and is 16mm on the longest side.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Monday, 11 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Yesterday Linda visited in her new blue Smart car from Chichester. Later we walked up Cissbury Ring and enjoyed the view to Beachy Head. Nick joined us for a Thai takeaway from The Lemon Grass in Rustington. This afternoon I walked along the beach at high tide. A flock of plovers were picking at morsels by the water’s edge.
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Saturday, 2 January 2010
We had a great Christmas break in Sheffield and saw many of the family and some friends. It snowed heavily the night we arrived so it was a picture postcard snow scene on Tuesday morning
Ollie thoroughly enjoyed his walks, especially in Endcliffe Park.
Four ring-necked parakeets visited the bird feeders, they appeared a lot during the year apparently.