Made of gold, glass and sapphire, the ring may have been owned by 5th century European royalty was worth £34,000.

Diver and treasure hunter Mike DeMar discovered a 385-year-old gold chalice worth about £800,000

Father and son  found something significant – a single coin. However, the persistent pair kept digging, eventually unveiling a wealth of gold and silver Viking treasure worth around £750,000

Michelle Vall, found the artefact worth about £10,000 under six inches of mud while holidaying at Loch Lomond. She also discovered a £40,000 gold coin dropped by one of Richard III’s soldiers during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 

While searching for his friend’s lost hammer, Eric Lawes stumbled across silver spoons, gold jewellery and a wealth of gold and silver coins, worth around £2M

Diver and treasure hunter Mike DeMar discovered a 385-year-old gold chalice worth about £800,000

Another discovery in an English field was dozens of pieces of a 1,800-year-old helmet. The metal detectorist who found the fragments brought them to an auction house where over 200 hours were spent putting the helmet together. It sold for £2.8M

A Scotsman found four golden necklaces from the Iron Age said to be worth over £1.56 million.