Archaeology 3: Treasure found !
We cleared an area in front of the stair to see what the courtyard surface was like. It is largely the same pea gravel with some small pieces flagstone pressed in.
We were very fortunate in the discovery of a 1921 penny in very good condition. It was directly in front of the stair.
We do not, however, think it was a ritual deposit, just pure loss for a farmhand!