Wednesday 26 November 2014

The Scattering of the "York Area" Hoard: ACCG to the Rescue of Treasure Hunters' Reputation?

Treasure hunter "Elmtree" ("Regnalds Hoard Update" Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:40 pm ) is "forced" to cash in on the hoard he found in an unploughed meadow. When he offered the local museums the chance to pay the Treasure ransom, he found they really had not the money. So he had to take them along to ACCG-coin-stunt supplier Spink's:
The museum's have had there (sic) chance ! i wanted them to go to york, but im not in a position to donate them. Spink's have them now....[...] There (sic) going to get sold in march !
I think even the biggest fluffbrain detectorist can see that splitting this hoard up is not good either for the archaeological information it contains, nor the image of Treasure hunting in the UK. Danzigman (Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:55 pm) has an idea, somebody else should pick up the bill for the Treasure Ransom ...
Would be great if the big Metaldetector producing companies would donate a procentage to "solve situations" like this.. Guess the hole world of museums have funding problems.. The mulitinational players could have a fund to apply to..
But there is such a fund, isn't there (ACCG to Assist Museums in England and Wales)? Why not apply to collectors' rights activists ACCG?

Vignette: Copy of Aethelred II coin.

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