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Portable Antiquities

The Portable Antiquities Scheme exists to encourage the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales.

Treasure:
If you have something you think is treasure - please do contact us as these normally go to the British Museum for analysis. Objects that count as treasure (broadly) are:
* Objects comprised mostly of silver or gold and more than 300 years old.
* Two or more coins of silver or gold and more than 300 years old (a single coin is not treasure).
*Ten or more coins of bronze and more than 300 years old
* Pre-historic metalwork.