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Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Cmdrbacom » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:08 pm

Hello all! I went metal detecting on my friends land up in Scotland and found a possibly significant object. I sent a report to the treasure trove unit as required by law in Scotland. However it has been a few weeks and I've not had a peep from them. I don't know if this is the norm or they just don't care for my find. Has anyone made a report to them before - and if so what was the processes? Thanks!



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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Lowland » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:23 pm

Hello,
I think The short answer is they are awfy busy.
This document covers treasure trove in fine detail-
https://treasuretrovescotlandorg.files. ... n-2016.pdf
Here’s the contact details for the TT officers
https://www.nms.ac.uk/about-us/services ... ure-trove/
So far for me they have been nothing but helpful.
I doubt that it is they don’t care for your find,
Get in touch and find out ::g
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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Cmdrbacom » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:58 pm

Thanks for the reassurance, Rory. I'm just too excited about the find and it is clearly making me impatient! haha. I don't live in Scotland so I've left the find in the care of my friend who keeps asking for an update. How long did it take between reporting and sending your finds off?

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Post by Lowland » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:03 pm

Cmdrbacom wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Thanks for the reassurance, Rory. I'm just too excited about the find and it is clearly making me impatient! haha. I don't live in Scotland so I've left the find in the care of my friend who keeps asking for an update. How long did it take between reporting and sending your finds off?
Taking finds in personally is the best bet,
Good luck and well done for reporting your discovery ::g
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Post by Lowland » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:07 pm

Alternativelyy
Here’s the outreach days throughout Scotland this year.
None in the Borders though this year.
https://treasuretrovescotland.co.uk/outreach-events/
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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by shaggybfc » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:09 pm

Go on, you’ve got me..... post up some pictures ::g :D
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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Cmdrbacom » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:10 pm

Taking finds in personally is the best bet,
Good luck and well done for reporting your discovery ::g
So I am able to take the find and drop it off with them at the national museum without appointment?

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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:28 pm

shaggybfc wrote:
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Go on, you’ve got me..... post up some pictures ::g :D
Ohhh yes - please, pretty please l;.
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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Cmdrbacom » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:31 pm

shaggybfc wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Go on, you’ve got me..... post up some pictures ::g :D
Alright fine. It might be nothing, but my hunch is it could be ancient. It seems to be a thin, hand hammered copper or copper alloy bowl. It was found fairly deep down in a burnt layer containing sheep bones and roman pottery shards.


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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Lowland » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:33 pm

Cmdrbacom wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:10 pm
Taking finds in personally is the best bet,
Good luck and well done for reporting your discovery ::g
So I am able to take the find and drop it off with them at the national museum without appointment?
I’m sure the front desk will get somebody to receive the find.
You can hand them in to the local museum service too.
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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:35 pm

I can’t see the pics here but can see them if I go into your text and put the link into a browser. So, just in case, here are the images.
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:36 pm

That looks like it has hammer marks. Very interesting, thanks for sharing ::g
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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by Lowland » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:36 pm

Cmdrbacom wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:31 pm
shaggybfc wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Go on, you’ve got me..... post up some pictures ::g :D
Alright fine. It might be nothing, but my hunch is it could be ancient. It seems to be a thin, hand hammered copper or copper alloy bowl. It was found fairly deep down in a burnt layer containing sheep bones and roman pottery shards.

I can’t see it
But from the description ,they will be very interested
Sounds like a find from an undisturbed layer.
Could be dynamite ::g
Can see it now-to me that’s a winner....
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Post by Lowland » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:59 pm

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Re: Any experience reporting finds in Scotland?

Post by shaggybfc » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:32 pm

Looks interesting. I'll be interested to see what the experts think. Certainly looks fairly early to me ::g
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