You must have heard them ad nauseam: “I’m not in it for the money”. So in 2011 we thought we’d test them with this:

“From today we are asking all detectorists to pledge, via the Comments section of this article, that if they find Treasure in future they will renounce at least 50% of their reward in order to make it easier for it to be acquired by Britain’s financially stretched museums.”

Not a single one offered to do so. Let’s see if any of today’s 27,000 will!

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More Heritage Journal views on artefact collecting
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