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Le Câtillon coin hoard beneficiaries (FOI)

Le Câtillon coin hoard beneficiaries (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 February 2024.
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Please advise who ultimately benefitted from the purchase price paid by the Government of Jersey, being £4.25 million (the "Purchase Price")?

It has been advised that this information was public knowledge on The page in question specifies that "the finders will receive an ex-gratia payment from the Crown" and that a trust would be established in relation to the Hoard. 

Please confirm:


The name of the trust.


The purpose for which the trust was created.


Who is to benefit from the trust.


The amount paid into the trust.


The amount of the ex-gratia payment to the finders.


Whether, in addition to the trust and the finders, anyone else benefitted from the purchase price and in what sum.


A, B C, D and F

This information is publicly available in previously published press releases; therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. Please see the attachment and the link below: 

Celtic Coin Hoard purchased for Jersey (​


This information is not held; Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law applies. The ex-gratia payment to the finders were a matter for the Crown following the Agreement with the Government of Jersey. 

Further information is available in response to a previous Freedom of Information request, please see the link below: 

Le Câtillon Coin Hoard Beneficiaries (FOI)​

Articles applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.​

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