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Definition: Treasure

"Treasure is -

(a) any object at least 300 years old when found which -

(i) is not a coin but has metallic content of which at least 10 per cent by weight is precious metal;

(ii) when found, is one of at least two coins in the same find which are at least 300 years old at the time and have that percentage of precious metal; or

(iii) when found, is one of at least ten coins in the same find which are at least 300 years old at that time;"

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"Any object at least 200 years old when found which belongs to a designated class."

Treasure does not include objects which are -

(a) unworked natural objects or

(b) minerals as extracted from a natural deposit."

s1 Treasure Act 1996

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