Official Statistics

Statistical release for Reported Treasure Finds (2013 and 2014)

Annual statistics of the number of objects of treasure found in 2013 (and the headline number for 2014).

Documents

Statistical Release for Reported Treasure Finds

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Statistical Release for Reported Treasure Finds

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Tables A-C: Reported Treasure Finds

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List of officials who have received privileged early access

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Details

Annual statistics of the number of objects of reported Treasure Finds found in 2013 (and the headline number for 2014) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) produced by the British Museum on behalf of DCMS were released on 5 November 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Period covered

January 2013 to December 2014 for reported treasure finds.

Geographic coverage

England, Wales and Northern Ireland for reported treasure finds.

Last release date

6 November 2014

Next release date

Treasure statistics from 2014 and headline figures for 2015 will be published in November 2016.

Summary

  • In 2014, the number of Treasure finds reported reached over a thousand finds (1008) for the first time since 1996. The equivalent number for 2013 was 990.
  • In 2013, 88.4 per cent of Treasure finds were object cases (875 cases), of which just over half of these were disclaimed/returned to finder cases (453 cases).
  • In 2013, 119 cases of Treasure were donated allowing them to be acquired by museums at no (or reduced) public cost. 84.9 per cent of the donated cases were object cases.
  • The vast majority (94.8 per cent) of Treasure finds in 2013, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were discovered by metal detecting.

Pre-release access

The document below contains a list of officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Reported Treasure Finds. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum.

List of officials who have received privileged early access (MS Word Document, 12.5KB)

Contact for enquiries

Department for Culture, Media and Sport 4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ

The responsible statistician for this release is Wilmah Deda

For enquiries on this release contact: 020 7211 6376 or evidence@culture.gov.uk

Further information

Published 5 November 2015