Fan's Roman Site Day 3 - Metal Working Site Day 22 - SAXON SCEAT!

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Decided to split our day in half & do 2 different areas, because we are covering the site quicker than I expected.
Started on Fan's Roman Site in the morning for just shy of 3 hours:
24 Scrappies
Broken 1-2nd C AD Bow-and-Fantail Brooch (slightly tinned/silvered)
2 Fibula Catch-plates
Roman Disc Brooch
Small Roman Locking Mechanism Finial
Roman Ring whatzit (not a finger ring)

Although I had marked off each side of the field with big stones, I was surprised to see all my sticky boot prints had been washed away from the recent rain. Cru'dad stated I should have left a few in the middle of the run, so when we were finishing off he saw an interesting stone sticking out that was too big to pull with his hands. So he dug it out & left it on the side for me to spot. He was surprised when I told him he had discovered our best example of a Quern Stone. Later research places it as a 'Puddingstone type' produced in the late Iron Age, just into the Roman from stone found in Hertfordshire:
:icon_thumright:

After lunch we went back to no-mans land (Celtic gold area) mega grid for 2 hours 15 minutes:
As usual, not many signals, but did get:
Broken Medieval Thimble
1/2 Iron Age (Celtic) Toggle
Tudor Clothes Fastener

On the 2nd to last run, right near the edge I got a Saxon Sceat! Crazy, as we have only ever found 1 Saxon item the other week (Strapend), no other signs yet of occupation!
Sceat Series D AD695-740:headbang:

Another hard best early in the year!

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Very NICE congrats Thanks for posting
 

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Well done on the Sceat
Never heard of the stone before.
That's a really cool find.
 

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Decided to split our day in half & do 2 different areas, because we are covering the site quicker than I expected.
Started on Fan's Roman Site in the morning for just shy of 3 hours:
24 Scrappies
Broken 1-2nd C AD Bow-and-Fantail Brooch (slightly tinned/silvered)
2 Fibula Catch-plates
Roman Disc Brooch
Small Roman Locking Mechanism Finial
Roman Ring whatzit (not a finger ring)

Although I had marked off each side of the field with big stones, I was surprised to see all my sticky boot prints had been washed away from the recent rain. Cru'dad stated I should have left a few in the middle of the run, so when we were finishing off he saw an interesting stone sticking out that was too big to pull with his hands. So he dug it out & left it on the side for me to spot. He was surprised when I told him he had discovered our best example of a Quern Stone. Later research places it as a 'Puddingstone type' produced in the late Iron Age, just into the Roman from stone found in Hertfordshire:
:icon_thumright:

After lunch we went back to no-mans land (Celtic gold area) mega grid for 2 hours 15 minutes:
As usual, not many signals, but did get:
Broken Medieval Thimble
1/2 Iron Age (Celtic) Toggle
Tudor Clothes Fastener

On the 2nd to last run, right near the edge I got a Saxon Sceat! Crazy, as we have only ever found 1 Saxon item the other week (Strapend), no other signs yet of occupation!
Sceat Series D AD695-740:headbang:

Another hard best early in the year!

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Awesome!! Congrats!!!
 

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Yer killin' it yet again, congrats!
 

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All nice finds but that sceat is really impressive, great condition. I collect sceats and most of mine are nowhere near as nice as the one you found. Congrats!
 
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All nice finds but that sceat is really impressive, great condition. I collect sceats and most of mine are nowhere near as nice as the one you found. Congrats!
Yeap thanks, very pleased with it.
 

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UPDATE:
I've recorded the Quern stone with the leading expert & she stated:

''nice find. This looks like the upper stone of a rotary quern (lower stones only had a socket, not a hole all the way through). Typical Hertfordshire Puddingstone as you rightly suggest. Usual dates 1st century BC to 1st century AD (so Late Iron Age or early Roman).''
 

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Another great hunt! The Sceat is beautiful, i'm always impressed with these early medieval silvers but the Quern Stone is absolute killer! We have similar stone here, butfar from being strong anough to be worked and used as a quern. Very great find! Big congrats!
 

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Decided to split our day in half & do 2 different areas, because we are covering the site quicker than I expected.
Started on Fan's Roman Site in the morning for just shy of 3 hours:
24 Scrappies
Broken 1-2nd C AD Bow-and-Fantail Brooch (slightly tinned/silvered)
2 Fibula Catch-plates
Roman Disc Brooch
Small Roman Locking Mechanism Finial
Roman Ring whatzit (not a finger ring)

Although I had marked off each side of the field with big stones, I was surprised to see all my sticky boot prints had been washed away from the recent rain. Cru'dad stated I should have left a few in the middle of the run, so when we were finishing off he saw an interesting stone sticking out that was too big to pull with his hands. So he dug it out & left it on the side for me to spot. He was surprised when I told him he had discovered our best example of a Quern Stone. Later research places it as a 'Puddingstone type' produced in the late Iron Age, just into the Roman from stone found in Hertfordshire:
:icon_thumright:

After lunch we went back to no-mans land (Celtic gold area) mega grid for 2 hours 15 minutes:
As usual, not many signals, but did get:
Broken Medieval Thimble
1/2 Iron Age (Celtic) Toggle
Tudor Clothes Fastener

On the 2nd to last run, right near the edge I got a Saxon Sceat! Crazy, as we have only ever found 1 Saxon item the other week (Strapend), no other signs yet of occupation!
Sceat Series D AD695-740:headbang:

Another hard best early in the year!

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Awesomeness my friend, congratulations!
 

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Decided to split our day in half & do 2 different areas, because we are covering the site quicker than I expected.
Started on Fan's Roman Site in the morning for just shy of 3 hours:
24 Scrappies
Broken 1-2nd C AD Bow-and-Fantail Brooch (slightly tinned/silvered)
2 Fibula Catch-plates
Roman Disc Brooch
Small Roman Locking Mechanism Finial
Roman Ring whatzit (not a finger ring)

Although I had marked off each side of the field with big stones, I was surprised to see all my sticky boot prints had been washed away from the recent rain. Cru'dad stated I should have left a few in the middle of the run, so when we were finishing off he saw an interesting stone sticking out that was too big to pull with his hands. So he dug it out & left it on the side for me to spot. He was surprised when I told him he had discovered our best example of a Quern Stone. Later research places it as a 'Puddingstone type' produced in the late Iron Age, just into the Roman from stone found in Hertfordshire:
:icon_thumright:

After lunch we went back to no-mans land (Celtic gold area) mega grid for 2 hours 15 minutes:
As usual, not many signals, but did get:
Broken Medieval Thimble
1/2 Iron Age (Celtic) Toggle
Tudor Clothes Fastener

On the 2nd to last run, right near the edge I got a Saxon Sceat! Crazy, as we have only ever found 1 Saxon item the other week (Strapend), no other signs yet of occupation!
Sceat Series D AD695-740:headbang:

Another hard best early in the year!

View attachment 2008495 View attachment 2008496 View attachment 2008497 View attachment 2008498 View attachment 2008499 View attachment 2008502 View attachment 2008503 View attachment 2008504 View attachment 2008505

Decided to split our day in half & do 2 different areas, because we are covering the site quicker than I expected.
Started on Fan's Roman Site in the morning for just shy of 3 hours:
24 Scrappies
Broken 1-2nd C AD Bow-and-Fantail Brooch (slightly tinned/silvered)
2 Fibula Catch-plates
Roman Disc Brooch
Small Roman Locking Mechanism Finial
Roman Ring whatzit (not a finger ring)

Although I had marked off each side of the field with big stones, I was surprised to see all my sticky boot prints had been washed away from the recent rain. Cru'dad stated I should have left a few in the middle of the run, so when we were finishing off he saw an interesting stone sticking out that was too big to pull with his hands. So he dug it out & left it on the side for me to spot. He was surprised when I told him he had discovered our best example of a Quern Stone. Later research places it as a 'Puddingstone type' produced in the late Iron Age, just into the Roman from stone found in Hertfordshire:
:icon_thumright:

After lunch we went back to no-mans land (Celtic gold area) mega grid for 2 hours 15 minutes:
As usual, not many signals, but did get:
Broken Medieval Thimble
1/2 Iron Age (Celtic) Toggle
Tudor Clothes Fastener

On the 2nd to last run, right near the edge I got a Saxon Sceat! Crazy, as we have only ever found 1 Saxon item the other week (Strapend), no other signs yet of occupation!
Sceat Series D AD695-740:headbang:

Another hard best early in the year!

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The quern stone would make a great door stop in my building!

Most enjoyable read Cru' Thanks for sharing!
 

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Decided to split our day in half & do 2 different areas, because we are covering the site quicker than I expected.
Started on Fan's Roman Site in the morning for just shy of 3 hours:
24 Scrappies
Broken 1-2nd C AD Bow-and-Fantail Brooch (slightly tinned/silvered)
2 Fibula Catch-plates
Roman Disc Brooch
Small Roman Locking Mechanism Finial
Roman Ring whatzit (not a finger ring)

Although I had marked off each side of the field with big stones, I was surprised to see all my sticky boot prints had been washed away from the recent rain. Cru'dad stated I should have left a few in the middle of the run, so when we were finishing off he saw an interesting stone sticking out that was too big to pull with his hands. So he dug it out & left it on the side for me to spot. He was surprised when I told him he had discovered our best example of a Quern Stone. Later research places it as a 'Puddingstone type' produced in the late Iron Age, just into the Roman from stone found in Hertfordshire:
:icon_thumright:

After lunch we went back to no-mans land (Celtic gold area) mega grid for 2 hours 15 minutes:
As usual, not many signals, but did get:
Broken Medieval Thimble
1/2 Iron Age (Celtic) Toggle
Tudor Clothes Fastener

On the 2nd to last run, right near the edge I got a Saxon Sceat! Crazy, as we have only ever found 1 Saxon item the other week (Strapend), no other signs yet of occupation!
Sceat Series D AD695-740:headbang:

Another hard best early in the year!

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Also, I wonder if the other half will appear...
 
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Cru'dad found a broken fantail on our records that was close to the top section I found. It's wasn't a match but when I checked the collection I did find it:
PS. Now I posted a picture Cru'dad has tracked down in his Records that we found it on the 28th Sep 2015. (Can't find the Tnet post though)

Below is a picture of the 28th Sep 2015 Hunt with the other half of the fibula:
15 09 28 Roman Fibulas, brooches & var.jpg
 

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