The common law doctrine of treasure trove, which provided that any gold or silver in coin, plate or bullion found deliberately concealed in a house, or in the earth or other private place, with the intention of recovery, the owner thereof being unknown, belonged to Her Majesty or a grantee having the franchise of treasure trove1, has been replaced by a new regime under the Treasure Act 19962.
Any treasure3 found on and after 24 September 19974, whatever the nature of the place where the treasure was found5 and whatever the circumstances in which it was left, including being lost
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