Nov 27, 2009

Amateur’s treasure trove valued at $5.5 million

(Reuters) The largest haul of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, unearthed by a metal-detector enthusiast in a farmer's field, has been valued at 3.28 million pounds ($5.5 million) by a committee of experts.
The Staffordshire Hoard, found by Terry Herbert in central England in July, comprises more than 1,500 mainly gold and silver items thought to date back to the 7th century. Continued

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