2019: Britain’s Record-Breaking Year of Ancient Treasures

March 18, 2020 - General
This Bronze Age gold arm ring is one of the ancient treasures found in Britain in 2019. Source: British Museum/Portable Antiquities Scheme

The British Museum announced on Tuesday that in 2019 metal detectorists across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland discovered in excess of “80,000 ancient objects with 1,311 defined as treasure,” marking a record high for annual treasure recoveries in Britain.

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