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Jim Belk finds Gold Anglo Saxon sword with metal detector
« on: April 11, 2011, 07:39:21 PM »
Totally missed this story first time round, story is dated 5th March 2011.
http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/8888421.Old_soldier_from_Chippenham_tells_how_he_hit_gold/



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Former soldier Jim Belk has described the moment he found part of a gold Anglo Saxon sword while out hunting with his metal detector.

Mr Belk, 76, of Esmead, Chippenham, said: “I was in total disbelief.

“I was just so shocked. It is absolutely the most significant thing I have uncovered.”

He found the gold pommel – part of the hilt of the sword – last September in a field in Cricklade, which he had permission to search.
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