Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard Worth A Pretty Penny

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 99 months ago
Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard Worth A Pretty Penny

0311_helmet.jpg The haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure recovered from the Staffordshire mud earlier this year, which you can currently see on display at the British Museum, has been valued at the healthy price of £3.285 million by a group of gold-fingered experts. The sum will be split between Terry Herbert, the metal detector who uncovered the gold after finding it on a freshly-tilled field, and Fred Johnson, the farmer who owns the land. Eighteen objects from the Staffordshire Hoard can be seen at the Museum until the end of the year, and the hope is to raise enough money to buy the whole lot for permanent display in a Midlands museum.

Last Updated 26 November 2009