Thor's Hammer Declared "Treasure Trove"

This is Essex: A silver Thor hammer dating from the ninth century has been declared a "treasure trove" by a Chelmsford court. Barry Cohen of Southend may have found a real treasure. Using a metal detector, he discovered a hammer on farmland near Chelmsford. Now the British Museum may be interested and the court has had the object declared a "treasure trove." In England, if an object contains a certain amount of precious metal, the British Museum is notified.