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« on: July 20, 2010, 08:11:35 AM »

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Golden times ahead for Staffordshire Hoard millionaire
Monday 19th July 2010, 10:00PM BST.
 
Terry Herbert with some of the Anglo-Saxon hoard
A year on from discovering the fabulous Staffordshire Hoard metal detectorist Terry Herbert says he is still exactly the same person.

Now a millionaire, Terry, aged 56, from Burntwood, found the first piece of gold from the hoard in farmer Fred Johnson’s field at Hammerwich, near Brownhills, on July 5 last year.

Within days it became clear  that through pursuing his much-loved hobby he had discovered the most important Anglo-Saxon treasure ever uncovered in England.

Terry has now been given his half share of the £3.3 million the hoard was valued at but says he has yet to spend a penny.

“I have banked the money, but not spent any of it yet,” he revealed.

Terry said he has still not even replaced his battered old metal detector that led him to the treasure.

He is waiting for the autumn when he can once again go out detecting in the local area and still hopes to find more buried treasure.

“All the attention has not changed me. I’m still just the same person who looks forward to going out searching,” he added.

He has been invited to the British Museum today  for the British Archaeological Awards.

The hoard, believed to date from the Seventh Century, is on the shortlist for the best archaeological discovery.

Terry said that a year on he was still “a bit bewildered” by what had happened and was still looking forward to seeing everything that had been discovered at the hoard site.

“I have been told that there are 3,419 pieces altogether. I want to see it all,” he added.

Terry is also in the running for an award from The Searcher magazine for best find of 2009 after being nominated by the National Council of Metal Detectors.

National Geographic is also planning a new documentary featuring Terry to update the story of the Staffordshire Hoard following an initial programme earlier this year.

* Although the hoard of gold and silver has been saved for the nation, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery still need to raise £1.7m to enable it to be properly conserved, studied and displayed.

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 08:18:46 AM »

reasonable report -- shame the pathetic journalist concentrated more on the money side rather than the actual value to the nations history. [why he didn't refuse to answer the questions put to him re the money?]

as far as journos are concerned there are only 3 types of detectorists

- those that make great finds and get a vast pay off
- those that find unexploded bombs
- nighthawks

i really do wish that they would concentrate on the positive side of the hobby rather than the 'get rich quick' mentality that prevails in modern society.

well done to terry for the discovery, reporting it and behaving resposnibly throughout the process.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 10:07:58 AM »

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Terry is also in the running for an award from The Searcher magazine for best find of 2009 after being nominated by the National Council of Metal Detectors.


In the running Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Methinks he may just win that one................... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 05:05:31 PM »

reasonable report -- shame the pathetic journalist concentrated more on the money side rather than the actual value to the nations history. [why he didn't refuse to answer the questions put to him re the money?]

as far as journos are concerned there are only 3 types of detectorists

- those that make great finds and get a vast pay off
- those that find unexploded bombs
- nighthawks

i really do wish that they would concentrate on the positive side of the hobby rather than the 'get rich quick' mentality that prevails in modern society.

well done to terry for the discovery, reporting it and behaving responsibly throughout the process.

Absolutely spot on Alan, unfortunately so, but right on the money.
Unless you are "into the hobby" people on the outside only think we do it for some sort of financial gain?, for what I've spent on detecting i could have bought a fantastic coin or artifact collection!!, but that's not what its about, same as people who go fishing, most would starve to death if they relied on the catch to eat.
they will never understand the great people you get to meet, the fascination of holding a "usually worthless financially" but valuable historic item that was lost or discarded hundreds of years ago, lost until you just discovered it once more, knowing it hasn't been handled since, and pondering on how it came to be there?
its a shame the press are never interested  in the true reasons 99.99% of us do this fascinating hobby.

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