About Ian Richardson
I am the Treasure Registrar in the Department of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum. My team and I coordinate the adminsitration of cases of ‘Treasure’ finds – generally speaking, gold and silver objects and hoards of coins older than 300 years old – which by law are the property of the Crown. We handle over 800 cases per year, ranging from Post-Medieval silver dress hooks to Bronze Age gold penannular rings, and everything in between, includiing some massive hoards, like the Frome Hoard of 52,000 Roman coins.
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