Treasure Valuation Committee

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The Treasure Valuation Committee (TVC) is an independent body based in London, which offers expert advice to the government on items of declared treasure finds in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland that museums may wish to acquire from the Crown.[1] Finds which are found in the United Kingdom, such as the Vale of York Hoard, are valued by the TVC.

The TVC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Its terms of reference as laid down in the Treasure Act 1996 code of Practice.[2]


In September 2010, the DCMS advertised to fill the role of Medieval and Post-Medieval Coin Expert on the TVC (held by May Sinclair).[3] The successful applicant was Dr David Dykes.

In January 2011, the DCMS advertised to fill the role of Chair of the TVC (held by Professor Norman Palmer since 2001).[4] As of 10 May 2011 the successful applicant was Professor Lord Colin Renfrew of Kaimsthorn.

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