A metal detectorist has managed to sell the nation its heritage back, metal detecting on Bredon Hill he found a hoard and in order for it to go to a museum, he had to be paid off (Sarah Taylor, 'Coin hoard is to stay in the county' Worcester news, Tuesday 27th November 2012).
|Leather-clad tekkie Jethro Carpenter|
holds up a bit of Britain's
The money has been raised through private donations, a donation by the Worcestershire Archaeological Society of £1,000 and a grant from the V&A Purchase Grant FundSo the archaeologists are paying detectorists to hand over finds which if found by real archaeologists would go straight into a museum? What kind of a "partnership" is that? A very uneven one which seems to me like no other partnership I've ever heard of.