Finds Surgeries 2020
Coronavirus: Important Information
Following government advice, all Portable Antiquities Scheme events and outreach work in Yorkshire are cancelled until further notice. PAS staff will no longer meet finders in person.
Most Portable Antiquities Scheme staff, including Finds Liaison Officers, will remain contactable by email, so therefore can advise on the recording of finds or the reporting of Treasure. We ask finders to hold on to their finds (keeping a good record of the findspot in accordance with the Code of Practice for Responsible Metal-Detecting in England and Wales) for full recording at a later date.
Under the Treasure Act 1996, it is a legal obligation for the finder to report potential Treasure. For new finds of potential Treasure, finders should notify their local Finds Liaison Officer and/or the British Museum treasure team (in England) by email, with photographs of the object and full details of the findspot, finders’ and landowners’ details, and await further instruction. The neccessary precautions mean there may be delays in the Treasure process. We thank everyone involved in the process for their understanding, patience and cooperation during this time.
To follow the latest government social distancing guidance, advising everyone to stay at home to save lives and protect the NHS, do not metal detect during the current situation.
Explore finds from Yorkshire by searching on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database.These links will take to you to some database search results for artefacts and coins found in Yorkshire: