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Old Feb 27, 2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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UK woman convicted of failing to report coin find.

For the first time, a citizen of the UK has been convicted of failure to report treasure (a single 14th century coin). The conviction was hailed as a "landmark" by authorities at the British Museum.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...re/8538172.stm
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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Its actually NOT a coin, technically...

The whole thing, in context of the world we live in, is a farce. Dont you think?

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Old Feb 27, 2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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Unless the law was changed, I thought finds of single coins were not subject to treasure
trove law in the UK(?).

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Old Feb 27, 2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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I know its just a single coin that may cost 2k and the case may seem extreme, but why abuse the law when it really gives you such flexibility? Dont you rather be in a country where you just have to report it and fill in some paperwork rather than somewhere you are afraid to collect at all?

Case sounds extreme but has a meaning.

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Old Feb 28, 2010, 02:11 PM   #5
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But like alex says its not a coin and would be classed under the artefact rules. She was told what to do she didn't do it. The whole system in the uk needs to start clamping down more on the criminal activities involved in artefacts that includes nighthawks where they should get massive fines loss of equipment and jail in some cases. Any breach of the treasure rules should be enforced like this case. its not a coincidence that in the past you got people finding expensive things like ancient gold ect on beaches (as it was exempt from land owner cuts from the treasure value) and now that beaches have been covered by the regs its in gardens like in this case lol when she was a kid lol which would try to put it before the 1996 treasure act. Im very cynical these days I have seen the hobby of metal detecting change from one with people doing it for enjoyment and a love of history to one where more are doing it for a quick sale on ebay. I would certainly have more restrictions on the sale of antiquities from ebay you see treasure items on that site from england all the time.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 02:54 PM   #6
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Every once in a while persons are made to pay to set an example for those who might think that a law is "toothless."

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