At first, Fraser Bailey had no luck in his search on January 8 in a field: on closer inspection, all his metal detector showed him were dented tin cans. And he was correspondingly frustrated when the detector beeped again. So frustrated that he actually didn't want to bow down to the potentially worthless find, as he reports to the BBC.
But then something made him take his spade in his hand again and look in the ground for the cause of the deflecting detector - a real stroke of luck, because only a few seconds later he held a pyramid in his hands that was just as tiny as it was old. Bailey didn't even have to think about what the pyramid might be, as he had only recently seen such a pyramid in a local museum.
And indeed, this pyramid, which is approx. 1.8 centimeters wide and long, seems to be a decorative ornament that was attached to the hilt of an Anglo-Saxon warrior's sword almost 1200 years ago. Bailey can't yet say how much the pyramid is worth. There is one clue though: a few years earlier a similar pyramid was sold for £20,000.
Should "his" pyramid also be sold, Bailey would like to split the sum with the owner of the property. Until then, Bailey is happy about the find itself. His father brought him to his hobby - and he was also extremely successful. According to Bailey, he found quite a few coins over the years, including Roman and medieval ones.
Sources: BBC, Deadline News Agency, Facebook