On Thursday I attended a dig near Whitchurch, Hants and was delighted to find a rare artefact, a piece of Celtic gold Ring Money weighing 3.88g. This will go through the Treasure Process with my FLO (Finds Liaison Officer). I also found a gilt Georgian watch winder (18th C).
|Georgian watch winder|
I then drove to Buxton to attend a dig in Derbyshire. While there I visited the Buxton museum to attend an exhibition of Hoards found in Britain, a fascinating experience. I took photos of the exhibits: https://www.colinknightimages.com/Blog-slideshows/2019/Hoards-a-hidden-history-of-ancient-Britain-at-Buxton-museum/ I also visited Aunt Bea and we had a lovely Italian meal at a local restaurant. The metal detecting was disappointing so I came home early and attended a local dig and found a Roman grot (grotty copper coin).
|I think this is a Light Knot Grass larva (Acronicta menyanthidis). I found it on a dry stone wall.|
|Field Pansy, Viola arvensis in Sussex|