encourage responsible behaviour by finders, the likely market value of
each Treasure find is established by the independent Treasure Valuation
Committee is made up of experts in the various types of antiquity likely
to be inspected, an official from the leading metal detectorist body, and
an expert on museums and their collections.
values each Treasure find on the basis of willing buyer/willing seller,
and expects Treasure finds to have only had a light cleaning to help its
identification. The finder, the find site owner, and the acquiring museum
are informed of the valuation.
all parties have accepted the valuation, the museum is invoiced for the
soon as the Crown receives the agreed valuation, ownership of the Treasure
item passes to the museum, and it is this sum which is then made as ex
gratia payments for the finder and the find site
are the members of the Treasure Valuation
Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn. Chairman.
Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Expert in Medieval coins and formerly the head of the National Museum of Wales. Currently serves on the board of the British Numismatic Society. He has been appointed for a four year term, to last until 17 October 2014.
Former keeper:Romano British Antiquities at the British Museum
Writer, Lecturer and expert on ancient archaeological artefacts
The General Secretary of the National Council for Metal Detecting. This
role allows him to liaise between the Committee and finders of Treasure,
who are overwhelmingly metal detector users. He was appointed to the Committee in December
2003. He was re-appointment in March 2009.
(University of St. Andrews, expert on Roman coins).
(Keeper of Archaeology at Norwich Castle Museum)
Ms Hetty Gleave.
Partner at Hunters Solicitors, in Lincolns Inn, Specialist in Cultural property law.