As I expect you have noticed I do a page here on my blog called 'Treasure in the News'. Normally any snippets I get I put them on that page. Today I came across a BBC news article and after reading it I thought it was worth a mention here. Reason being there has been a lot of talk lately around some detecting blogs about why some detectorists do not report finds. This could be and I'm sure it is one of the reasons why.
Its about a man who dug a bronze age axe head and four gold rings and after doing the right thing and reporting it, the governments Treasure Valuation Committee offered him a valuation of £550 and said it was a fair price. Yet the man who found these bronze age items estimates that the hoard is worth £6,200, which was backed up by the Suffolk Archaeological Service. Now that is one hell of a difference.