and the coolest part? it was found by a fellow with a metal detector, poking around a private farm.
Terry is a metal detectorist who initially discovered the Hoard. Terry was detecting on private farmland with the written consent of the landowner. After uncovering an initial number of items Terry informed the Portable Antiquities Scheme, as required by the Treasure Act 1996. Terry remained an integral part of the team working on recovering the Hoard – an excellent example of archaeologists and detectorists working together.
An interview with Terry, along with the photographs, is being syndicated by the Press Association today. Terry does not plan to give any further interviews.