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Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories
Three-year-old Finds £2.5m Treasure with Fisher F75 Metal Detector
Experts believe it is one of only four of its kind in Britain and could have belonged to royalty. James's dad Jason said: 'He was so excited when he realised he had found real treasure.' 'He is one of the luckiest people ever. He'll put his hand down the sofa and pull out a tenner.'
James, who lives in Billericay, Essex, was out walking with his grandad and dad in nearby Hockley when he asked if he could use the detector. The boy, who has now turned four, said: 'It went beep, beep, beep. Then we dug into the mud. There was gold there. We didn't have a map. Only pirates use treasure maps.'
A similar artefact was bought for £2.5million by York museum. The proceeds will be split between the unnamed landowner and James's family.