He received 2.2m euros from the treasure he found but was sued

One person used equipment that dictates the presence of metals to uncover a treasure worth over 2.2m euros.

Derek McLennan, in Scotland, found gold, silver and religious coins in a Gallouey field 5 years ago.

Archaeologists characterized it as one of the best discoveries of Viking artefacts.

In Scotland, the law is that the person who finds them can share the reward with the landowner for the treasure.

The land was owned by the church, which instead of seeking part, decided to sue because it conducted searches without the church’s permission.