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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

"I swapped 'coins' for 'gold' – and something took me to it"

The change of a single word in the mantra of Terry Herbert brought him a treasure that has been described as the equivalent of Tutankhamen's tomb.

When going out with his metal detector the unemployed 55-year-old usually says: "Spirits of yesteryear take me where the coins appear." On that fortunate day in July when he uncovered what was to become the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered he changed the word "coins" to "gold". "I don't know why I said it that day, but I think somebody was listening and directed me to it," he said yesterday.

Here is an extract taken from this article. I heard about this amazing find of Anglo-Saxon treasure a little while back, but have just been watching the documentary that is being aired as I write, and thought I should share this fascinating story..