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Report a treasure or archaeological find

The Portable Antiquities Scheme helps administer the Treasure Act alongside the Coroners Service. The Treasure Act replaced Treasure Trove in 1996 and since then many thousands of artefacts have been declared Treasure nationally.

Under the Treasure Act 1996, you must report the following as possible Treasure finds:

  • Groups of coins
  • Gold or silver items that are over 300 years old
  • Prehistoric artefacts made of base metals

For further information, visit the Treasure Act page of the Portable Antiquities Scheme's website.

If you would like to know more please contact Peter Reavill, Finds Liaison Officer for Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Peter's main job is to record archaeological artefacts found by the public. He can be contacted at peter.reavill@shropshire.gov.uk or on 01584 813641 and is based at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre.

The museums services offer an identification service for finds or other items of historical interest. Please contact the Museums Resource and Learning Centre on 01432 383383 or email herefordmuseums@herefordshire.gov.uk