Some people are extremely lucky! A man on his first ever outing with his new metal detector walked seven steps and uncovered the find of a lifetime.
He found a collection of three complete gold torcs and two fragments dating to around 1st - 3rd century BC. He reported his discovery to the Treasure Trove Unit and an archaeological excavation was carried out. The find spot was actually in a large circular wooden building in an isolated boggy area. Was it a ritual offering or put there for safekeeping? We'll probably never know. As the discovery was reported correctly, a reward of £1 million was shared between the finder and landowner.