Yesterday I attended a Weekend Wanderers dig at Twyford, Hampshire. It was a sunny day with a cold wind. We worked three fields. Within 20 minutes I had a George
III 1807 halfpenny and a Roman radiate from the first turned over field. After that I had nothing until the end of the afternoon when a very worn George III halfpenny and a Guano (fertiliser) sack seal turned up from the second field. As usual it was well organised with FLOs at the refreshments table to identify finds and record those that were very interesting. They advised that my radiate was 260-274AD and recorded it. I saw several other Roman coins and heard there had been around 10 found. I also saw a lovely jetton from the second field.
Radiate - crowned head on obverse, figure of man on reverse
weight = 1.33g, diameter = 13.92-14.89mm x 1.39mm thickdescription of radiates
III 1807 halfpenny.
Under flashlight you can see an outer coating on the obverse which is partially intact.
Obverse: legend: GEORGIUS III D G REX 1807, George's head right
Reverse: legend: BRITANNIA, Britannia seated left
weight = 8.66g, diameter = 28.61mm