No Reward For Amateur Treasure Hunter From Blansko
Amateur treasure hunter Jiří Pernica saw his dream come true during the first weekend of January. While searching with a metal detector in Blansko, he came across a treasure trove – roughly 50 silver coins, which experts say date back to the 16th century. But he cannot expect any reward for his find. Photos: Muzeum Blanenska.
Brno, Jan 18 (BD) – Using a metal detector to search for treasure is categorised by Czech law as an intentional search, and use of an archaeological method. According to the law, rewards given for discovering any valuables – usually ten percent of the value – are only given out if the discovery happens by accident.