When metal detectorist Patrick Hooper, 10, dug up the priceless treasure he did not mention it to his father.
Instead, he innocently tossed it in to his trash bag which his dad usually empties straight into the bin when they return home.
But luckily IT salesman Andrew, 47, tipped the contents on to their doorstep and spotted the rare “ribbon gold”, thought to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old.
It is now being examined and recorded as suspected treasure.
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August 13, 2020