Hobbyist Uncovers Priceless Historical Treasure

 - Sep 25, 2009
References: news.bbc
Terry Herbert spends his time hunting with his metal detector for pleasure and relaxation during his spare time. But I’ll bet that this relic hunter didn’t know that he was about to discover the largest collection of seventh-century Anglo-Saxon treasure in history.

Herbert has been a metal-detecting hobbyist for about 18 years. His passion recently panned out when he uncovered 1,500 pieces of gold and silver in his neighbor’s yard. The exact value of the unearthed treasure may take months to determine.