George Whatley @ArchaeoWhatley

“This weeks #findsfriday is only the 2nd Early Medieval hanging bowl mount reported to PAS Cymru from Wales! Even better, the finder has very generously offered to donate it to AC/NMW!”

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Prof Michael Lewis FSA MCIfA @Tostig1066, Head of Portable Antiquities Scheme.

“That is brilliant and so wonderful of the finder to do that.”

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“Wonderful”? But ALL archaeologists do that by law and nearly all amateur archaeologists do it as a matter of decency whereas most metal detectorists don’t do it. It’s not wonderful, it’s how it ought to be. We have slipped into a false reality where what is right depends on who you are.