In April we visited two pastures in Scotton in which we had gained permission to metal detect. On our first morning visit we undertook a thorough examination of one pasture and dug approximately twenty small holes finding a wide variety of metal objects. Most of the objects were modern and related to horses and farming, for example harness parts. However, we did find a small silver coin and on closer examination it was a Charles I coin. It has since been photographed and logged, and the owner notified.
On our second visit, the metal detector again alerted us to various sites of metal deposits, mostly modern fragments and waste. This time a number of coins were found, two easily identifiable as early Queen Victorian, a penny and a halfpenny, but one was badly corroded and needed cleaning and researching. On closer examination it became clear it was a William III halfpenny.
Discoveries like these are only possible through the goodwill of landowners and we wish to thank all who have helped!