Two Men Find The Largest Anglo-Saxon Treasure, Now They Both Regret It

How awesome would it be if you found a gold treasure? You would never have to worry about paying rent ever again but unfortunately, this doesn’t come free. Today we have an amazing story to share with you about two men from the UK who stumbled upon the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasures. Even though they became millionaires overnight, it all came at a cost and they are now saying that they wish they never found the treasure in the first place. The millions of dollars were not worth it in exchange for what they had to give up!

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19. Fun Times

The man in this picture is Terry Herbert of West Midlands, Britain and he is going to be the star of our story. Terry worked hard all his life and he is now enjoying retirement by spending time with his family and friends. With all that free time on his hands, Terry decided that he needs to pick up a hobby.

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Terry was one day at the pub with his best friend Fred having a good time. The two were talking about what hobby they can pick up. Since they aren’t young anymore, they can’t play sports or do any other demanding physical activities. This is when Fred came up with a rather interesting idea.

18. Metal Detecting

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Fred told Terry that he should consider getting a metal detector and search for treasures. Terry didn’t think that this was a good idea because you need to be super lucky in order to actually find something that is worth more than ten dollars. The two men laughed it off and went on with their days.

17. A Great Deal

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One week later, Terry was visiting a local flea sale when he spotted a great deal for a metal detector. The device was priced at $3 and Terry figured that he might as well give this hobby a try. Who knows, maybe he will actually find something valuable.

16. Visiting Fred’s Farm

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Terry called Fred to tell him that he bought a metal detector that he is going to start searching in the nearby farm fields. After hearing this, Fred told him that he should come over to his farm and start searching there.

15. Mysterious Treasure

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The two men knew that their chances of finding treasures were slim and the real reason why Terry came over to Fred’s farm was so that they could spend more time together. He never even dreamed about finding a gold coin or something of value.

14. The Beeping Sound

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Terry turned on the metal detector and only after one hour, he heard a beeping sound. Little did Terry know, this beeping was going to change his life!

13. Shiny Items

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The man started digging in the location where the metal detector was beeping and to his surprise, something shiny was hiding beneath the dirt. The only thing that Terry was thinking about was how much money he was going to get.

12. Incredible Discovery

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Without spending any time, Terry took the shiny items that he found to the local museum. He was hoping for the items to be expensive, but he didn’t even dream about becoming a millionaire. Terry almost got a heart attack after hearing what the appraisers had to say!

11. Anglo-Saxon Gold Coins

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The museum appraisers told Terry that he had discovered the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon coins. The man was in shock. Did this mean that he was going to be rich? What about Fred, does he need to share the fortune with him?

10. Getting Rich Overnight

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The treasure that Terry found on Fred’s farm was appraised at four million dollars. This should come as no surprise, but news stations from all over the UK visited Fred’s farm and interviewed the two men. Terry and Fred were now local stars!

9. The Problem

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Finding the treasure was quite easy but now, Terry was faced with a difficult problem. Even though he was the one to find the treasure, he did it on Fred’s farm. How should they split the money?

8. Best Friends

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Terry and Fred are best friends and instead of getting greedy, Terry proposed to share the entire sum 50-50. Fred was more than happy to accept. After all, he was getting two million dollars.

7. Time Flies By

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A couple of years passed and the two men were both out of money. They purchased their dream houses and cars but now, they came to a shocking realization. The money brought them more sadness than joy.

6. Asking For More

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Terry started asking Fred for more money after his share of the treasure ran out. Fred became so annoyed that he decided to stop talking to Terry. The two were not best friends anymore!

5. Greed

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Terry became so annoyed that Fred didn’t want to give him more money that he decided to cut all ties with him as well. They both blamed greed for ruining their friendship, but that’s not all that happened to them.

4. Ruined Relationships

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After Terri and Fred made headlines for finding the treasure, the two men lost all their other friends because everyone would call them asking for loans. Terry and Fred were shocked to find out that the only thing others saw in them was money.

3. Was It Worth It?

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Fred revealed in a recent interview that he wishes he would have never invited Terry over to his farm to search for treasure. This way, their friendship wouldn’t be ruined and they would still spend their days at the pub having a good time.

2. Losing A Friend

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Who would’ve ever guessed that greed is more than enough to break the friendship between two men who had been best friends for decades?

1. Friends and Treasures

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If there is one thing that we can learn from this story, then it has to be the fact that we should always keep friendships and business separated. Greed can get the best out of anyone!

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