Harlow - 22nd August 2010

posted Aug 23, 2010, 2:37 AM by Tony Smithurst   [ updated Aug 25, 2010, 11:26 AM ]
Adjacent to last week's predominantly Medieval (but also Celtic and Roman)  fields, the Rally UK team gathered at dawn talking excitedly about the upcoming Rally at nearby Sawbridgeworth next weekend. At Nine O'Clock on the dot, we set off into the new field in high spirits. We were soon to hear of the first major find of the day, being a Celtic quarter stater that had surfaced. Unfortunately, the finder then received a call and had to rush off to a job at work. Imagine the emotions of making such a find and then having to leave so early, he must have been gutted.
 
Other finds from the day included several Roman and Saxon brooches, many "partefacts', and a selection of Roman coins. Five minutes before the end of the dig and a Saxon penny of Beornwulf (823-825AD) decided to make an appearance.
 
My finds for the day included a Roman radiate coin, a nice georgian silver cufflink (still intact), several of the mentioned 'partefacts', that are still undergoing identification, along with the usual buttons and bullets:
 
 
We look forward to seeing some of you at next week's annual rally down in Sawbridgeworth. If you don't already have a ticket, I'm afraid it's already sold out, but make sure you book early for the next one in 2011.