December 20, 2012 – The new statistical release for treasure (2010 and 2011) and portable antiquities (2011) is out. The Department of Culture Media and Sport has published the number of objects of treasure found in 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the objects recorded through the Portable Antiquities Scheme in England and Wales.
As the key figures indicate, in 2011 970 finds of Treasure were reported compared to 860 in 2010.
According to the report, in 2011 97,509 finds were recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (2010: 90,099). In 2010 86 parties waived their right to a reward in 70 cases of Treasure, allowing them to be acquired by museums at no (or reduced) public cost.
You can find the news on the website of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.