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Metal detector man finds massive Anglo-Saxon hoard

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/09/2009

Danielle Dwyer

"A 55-year-old metal detectorist unearthed the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, archaeologists said today.

"The staggering discovery, on private farmland in Staffordshire, will redefine perceptions of Anglo-Saxon England, experts predict.

"Terry Herbert, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, came across the hoard as he searched a field near his home with his trusty 14-year-old detector.

"Experts said the collection of more than 1,500 pieces - which will be officially classified by a coroner as treasure today - is unparalleled in size and may have belonged to Saxon royalty."

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"Metal detector man finds massive Anglo-Saxon hoard", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 21/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/metal-detector-man-finds-massive-anglo-saxon-hoard