Terry Herbert, 55, struck gold in a farmer’s field in Staffordshire, UK, when he went metal detecting. He discovered a stash of 1,500 gold and silver treasures that date back to the 7th century. The haul is being valued by experts but is likely to be worth seven figures, a sum that Mr Herbert will share with the farmer. The find is bigger than the famous Sutton Hoo discovery of 1.5kg of Saxon gold made in 1939. An expert from the British Museum said it was like “finding a new Lindisfarne Gospels or Book of Kells.”
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