Anthony and Frances part of the Dorset gold hoard found on our group dig has been disclaimed.
Sec on 6(3) of the Act allows the Secretary of State to disclaim the Crown’s title to a treasure find at any time. If no museum wishes to acquire a find, the FLO and the Treasure Secretariat will agree to recommend to the Secretary of State that the find be disclaimed.
What does disclaimed as treasure mean?
If treasure is not retained, the Crown’s title is disclaimed and the object treated as though it had never become Crown property.
Comment from Anthony.
“This has now been disclaimed and will be returning to us. A mutually acceptable agreement has been agreed with the farmer over the spit of the finds.”