On 2 November 2023, DCMS released some statistics on the reported treasure finds for 2021 with provisional figures for 2022.
As the graph shows, with a total of 1,378, there were a record number of Treasure cases recorded in 2022. The vast majority of these (96% in 2021) are discovered by detectorists.
There is the potential for the figure to rise further in 2023 with the expansion of the definition of Treasure to include objects of historical importance more than 200 years old.
Norwich tops the charts
In 2022, Norwich once again topped the charts with 95 finds, representing 7% of the total cases.
Not surprisingly, Norwich Castle Museum also made the largest number of acquisitions (20 cases) of any institution.
Outcome of Treasure Cases
This chart shows the reported Treasure cases for 2021 and there outcomes.
Interesting to note that nearly half (46%) end up being disclaimed.