THE men who discovered some of Wales's greatest historic treasures were reunited with their finds this week.
The Burton Hoard was found in 2003 by Liverpool metal-detector users Peter Skelly, William May and Joe Perry in Rossett.
After being declared a treasure trove by an inquest in February last year, it was sold to the National Museums and Galleries Wales for £85,000, which will be split between the trio and the farmer whose land they found it in.
It is currently on loan to Wrexham Museum, where it is on display alongside the Mold Cape.
'It's great to see it here,' said Peter. 'It is where it belongs, with the Mold Cape.
'We saved it just in time, too. When we found the Hoard it was all near the surface as recent ploughing had brought it up. One of the artefacts had a plough mark on it. The artefacts are so delicate that another ploughing would probably have destroyed them
The cape is estimated to pre-date the Hoard by 600 years, although the gold used is similar and both finds come from the Bronze Age.
'It really is the find of a lifetime,' said Joe.
William said: 'The fact it pre-dates Christ and has been in the ground for so long is amazing.'
All three still go detecting at weekends, and Peter said: 'This find hasn't spoiled our enjoyment, it has spurred us on.'