Beginner metal detectroist finds 7th century golden fish

A rare golden fish believed by experts to be part of an ornate 7th century belt buckle, was discovered by Barry Shannon. A fisherman who has taken up a metal detecting hobby.  Mr Shannon is a beginner. He said the discovery was one of his first since taking up metal detecting. He only started four days previously – and that was only his fourth time at it. But given his other pastime, Mr Shannon  mistook the item for an everyday bit of fishing kit. It looked like a spinner you put on the end of a line to catch a fish to him.

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