In total, the number of finds containing gold and silver which were reported by the public rose by more than a tenth last year.Does this mean that chance finds went up by 10%? Reporting went up by 10%? Or that metal-detecting activity went up by 10%?
The BBC report:
The Treasure and the Portable Antiquities Scheme said it was partly down to the popularity of metal detectors, but also because more people are reporting what they have found.Image
From the Snodland, Kent hoard. From the BBC.