Treasure Act 1996

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Meaning of “treasure”

1. Meaning of “treasure”.
2. Power to alter meaning.
3. Supplementary.

Ownership of treasure

4. Ownership of treasure which is found.
5. Meaning of “franchisee”.
6. Treasure vesting in the Crown.

Coroners’ jurisdiction

7. Jurisdiction of coroners.
8. Duty of finder to notify coroner.
8A.Duty to notify coroner of acquisition of certain objects
8B.Notice under section 8 or 8A to designated officer
8C.Offences under section 8 or 8A: period for bringing proceedings
9. Procedure for inquests.
9A.Procedure for inquests: Northern Ireland

Rewards, codes of practice and report

10. Rewards.
11. Codes of practice.
12. Report on operation of Act.


13. Application of Act to Northern Ireland.
14. Consequential amendments.
15. Short title, commencement and extent.