The hoard consists of weapons and helmet decorations, coins and Christian crosses. More than 1500 pieces, with hundreds still embedded in blocks of soil make this a really historical find. There were 5 kilograms of gold, and 2.5 kilograms of silver. Some archeologists believe that the find may the swag from a spectacularly successful raiding party of warlike Mercians, from some time around AD700.
This fabulous collection is worth at least $1.6 million, and he'll get to share the proceeds of the sale of it with the owner of the land.
Here is a YouTube video which discusses the find, its possible history and the man who discovered it.