The man was searching and removing trash in the field with a metal detector and found something similar to a crumpled tin can under a tree. After cleaning the dirt, he had in his hands a part of the crown of English kings lost 400 years ago.
Realizing he had found value, Kevin Duckett rushed home and whitewashed the find, the letters SH becoming clearly visible. The man took the treasure to specialists – he was obliged to do so by law. Experts quickly determined that Kevin’s find was a piece of the Tudor crown once worn by Henry VIII that ultimately belonged to Charles I.
I hadn’t planned a treasure hunt. At first it looked like it was just a crumpled soda can in the ground, but I realized by the weight it was pure gold,” Duckett recounted to details on that day. Experts put Kevin’s find at 2 million pounds, or about 207 million rubles. From now on, the man will never again need to clear the field of debris.