#Treasure20

24th September 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the commencement of the Treasure Act 1996 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over this time, thousands of archaeological items have been acquired by public museums through the Act. To mark this anniversary, we're celebrating a season of Treasure throughout 2017. Keep a lookout for the Treasure20 logo on display at museums up and down the country, and follow news and events on social media with the hashtag #Treasure20.

Frome Hoard on display at Museum of SomersetTreasure 20 - The Frome Hoard - the Nation's Favourite Find
The Daily Telegraph hosted an online poll for readers to choose their favourite Treasure find from a short list of 20, selected by experts http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/mood-and-mind/treasure-20-vote-favourite/ After almost 10,000 votes, the Frome Hoard of 52,000 Roman coins beat out the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold as the Nation's favourite find.

For a list of all of the institutions participating in Treasure20, and the Treasure finds they have on display, see here: http://blog.britishmuseum.org/treasure-20/