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Pair in court for failing to declare treasure

Pair due in court for failing to declare hoard of iron age coins

Two people are due in court for failing to declare the discovery of 900 iron age gold staters in September 2020.

Reporting treasure finds

Under the Treasure Act 1996, a find of more than one gold coin in the same location constitutes treasure. Treasure finds must be reported to the coroner within 14 days. This is best done through your FLO.

If a treasure find is not reported then those responsible for not reporting it, forfeit any reward. Have a look at my article on the Largest hoard of hammered gold coins ever found for how some finders forfeited their reward for their dishonesty in not reporting a find.

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