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Treasure Registrar Oh hooray. Note that they NEVER give a breakdown whether it is landowners OR finders which are more "not in it fer the munny". Given the obvious bias of the way they present information about any aspect of metal detecting, I'd not be in the slightest surprised to find that it was landowners who are the more public-spirited in this respect. Though if they were public spirited, they'd keep archaeological knowledge pilferers with metal detectors off their land anyway.
@TRegistrar 54 minuty temu
Recent Treasure finds going to museums in Eng. &Wales where public-spirited finders & landowners have waived rewards
But looking at the presented objects one sees a pretty sorry selection of items, not a single gold-and-garnet sword hilt or cavalry helmet among them. Hence my question to the metal detectorists' Bloomsbury claquer:
Paul Barford But as we know, and see, claquers of artefact hunting are rarely able to actually explain what it is they are applauding and why (Matthew Fittock maintains a confused silence). So don't hold your breath, Bloomsbury's "Learning and Audiences" department will probably turn out to not actually be there to answer any real questions of public interest. It is all part of Britain's Portable Antiquities Scam.
@PortantIssues 11 minut temu
@TRegistrar what is percentage by VALUE (public pounds) of the non-claimed Treasure awards for (say) 2013 to 2015 to the thousands paid out?
UPDATE 13th April 2016
An answer, but only of sorts:
Treasure Registrar "We don't know because we can't be bothered to work it out to inform public opinion how much policies on artefact hunting are costing the public purse each year"? So, I wonder what Farmer Silas Brown thinks of landowners who "give up" their reward without being told what potential financial loss that involves. Is that transparency in any form? I'd have thought that if "The Searcher" magazine can manage to give market valuations for metal detector finds without calling a huge state-sponsored commission, the Treasure Unit could probably probably manage it too to properly fulfil their reporting obligations.
@TRegistrar 1 godzinę temu
@PortantIssues Impossible to know because some folks waive reward before valuation. Values of cases published in annual reports up to 2013.