Q305: What happens if I find some treasure?
If you find some treasure you have 14 days to notify the coroner for the district in which the treasure was found or 14 days from when the finder first believes the object is treasure. Failing to do so could lead to a substantial fine and/or imprisonment. Treasure finds can also be reported to your local Finds Liaison Officer who can inform the relevant Coroner of the find on your behalf.
You may be eligible for a reward from the Secretary of State for finding the treasure. For more details see related websites.