Terry the Conqueror: Amateur Uses Metal Detector to Find Historic Anglo-Saxon Treasure | Talking Points Memo

A team of archeologists unveiled the largest and most valuable hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found, on Sept. 24, 2009. The 1,300-year-old treasure was discovered in July by unemployed welfare recipient Terry Herbert, an amateur with a metal detector who was treasure-hunting on a friend’s private farmland.


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