David Booth is a happy man. The hoard of gold Iron Age torcs he discovered with a metal detector in 2009, were last year's most valuable treasure reported to the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, bringing the finder a reward of £462,000. (photo)
The four gold torcs were found near Stirling, Scotland. The recent Scottish Treasure Trove report also includes mention of a gold button unearthed in Perth, a Papal Bulla found in Fife, a medieval dagger pommel, and a silver penny.