Official Statistics

Statistical release for treasure (2009 figures) and portable antiquities (figures for 2009 and 2010)

The following publication contains annual statistics of the number of objects of treasure found in 2009.

Documents

Statistical release for treasure (2009 figures) and portable antiquities (figures for 2009 and 2010)

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Statistical release for treasure (2009 figures) and portable antiquities (figures for 2009 and 2010)

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Table A: Number of Treasure cases by geographical distribution

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Table B: Analysis of 2009 Treasure cases by period and disposition, England and Wales

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Table C: Method of discovery of Treasure finds, England and Wales

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Table D: PAS objects recorded by geographic area

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Table E: PAS objects recorded by class (where known)

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Table F: PAS objects recorded by period (where known)

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Table G: PAS method of discovery (where known)

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List of Ministers and Officials who have received privileged early access

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Detail

The following publication contains annual statistics of the number of objects of treasure found in 2009 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and objects recorded through the portable antiquities scheme in 2009 and 2010 (England and Wales) produced by the British Museum on behalf of DCMS.

Annual statistics of the number of objects of treasure found in 2009 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and objects recorded through the portable antiquities scheme in 2009 and 2010 (England and Wales) produced by the British Museum on behalf of DCMS were released on 12 October 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Last release date: 23 July 2010: Treasure and Portable Antiquities statistical release 2008

Period covered: January 2009 to December 2009 for treasure and January 2009 to December 2010 for portable antiquities

Geographic coverage: England, Wales and Northern Ireland for treasure and England and Wales for portable antiquities

Next release date: Treasure statistics from 2010 and statistics on portable antiquities from 2011 will be published in the third quarter of 2011

Finds Liaison Officers (FLOs) record finds of treasure and portable antiquities on the Portable Antiquities database. The statistics gathered from the database together with further details of the objects found have previously been published annually in the Treasure and Portable Antiquities annual report.

Report structure/format

The report sets out the latest figures for reported treasure finds for the 12 months to December 2009. It sets out the latest figures for objects reported through the Portable Antiquities Scheme for the last 24 months to December 2010. It also presents objects recorded by geographical area and by period and category of find. The report is available in rtf and pdf format.

Key messages

  • in 2009, 778 finds of Treasure were reported
  • in 2009 67,089 finds were recorded with the Portable Antiquities database. In 2010 90,099 finds were recorded with the Portable Antiquities database
  • in 2009 113 parties waived their right to a reward in 71 Treasure cases, allowing those treasure finds to be acquired by museums at no (or reduced) public cost

Pre-release access

The document below contains a list of Ministers and officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Treasure and Portable Antiquities data. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum and those given access for briefing purposes had a maximum of 24 hours.

Contact for enquiries:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London SW1Y 5DH
Email: evidence@culture.gsi.gov.uk

The responsible analyst for this release is Peter Antoniades
For enquiries on this release contact: 020 7211 6188
For general enquiries telephone: 020 7211 6000