The Daily Telegraph

Metal detector couple unearth £5m hoard


A metal detecting couple have unearthed one of Britain’s biggest treasure hoards that could be worth up to £5million.

Adam Staples and Lisa Grace discovered 2,571 ancient silver coins dating from the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, when they searched farmland in Somerset.

Their “once in a lifetime” find is smaller than the Staffordsh­ire Hoard – the biggest collection of buried artefacts discovered in Britain – but thought to be worth at least £1million more. Mr Staples and Miss Grace, both 42, from Derby, made the astonishin­g find while searching an unploughed field in January.

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