Gold and Garnet Anglo-Saxon Sword Hilt Declared Treasure Trove

Christopher Baker, metal-detecting fan, has discovered what is believed to be a sword belonging to a warrior from the Kingdom of Lindsey.

The find, in a field 10 miles from Lincoln, was described by British Museum experts as exceptional. The Lincolnshire coroner has now declared the find treasure trove. The British Museum is expected to keep pieces and pay Mr Baker up to £100,000 in compensation.