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Staffordshire hoard valued at $5.4 million

The Staffordshire hoard has been valued at a whopping $5.4 million.

The money will be split between metal detector enthusiast Terry Herbert, who found the hoard, and Fred Johnson, who owns the farm where it was discovered.

Mr Johnson said he had not made any plans for the money but did not think he would be leaving his farm.

The value of the 7th century hoard, the largest Anglo-Saxon gold hoard found, was set by a committee of experts.

The haul comprises 1,600 items including sword pommels, helmet parts and processional crosses.

It was discovered by 55-year-old Mr Herbert, of Burntwood, in Staffordshire, in July.

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  1. Hello there, I understand it’s been a few years since the Staffordshire hoard was published, but due to the amount of sites that had gained access to the press images DB Photo ltd took, it has taken some time contact everyone yet!
    The dark background images displayed in the gallery on your news story are in fact the copyright of Daniel Buxton Photography. please visit the link to view them and others
    http://www.danielbuxton.co.uk/saxon-gold.html
    could you please update the image ref/link/credit to reflect this?

    if you could responded to media@danielbuxton.co.uk to confirm the update or if you would like further information

    regards

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