The weekly magazine"Profile" reports in its latest issue titled "Jewels in the plastic bag" that the treasure ever came into the BDA was to due to the fact that the finder had sold his house in 2010. After the initial discoveryin 2007, the articles were stored in boxes in the man’s basement and rediscovered when the house went up for sale.
The findings were "initially surrounded by moist lumps of earth" such that "their forms were barely visible. The man eventually "cleaned them with common household cleaning products, according to Profile". Then he took pictures of the objects and requested help with their identification in relevant Internet forums. An amateur archaeologist encouraged the finder to report his discovery to the BDA, the responsible authority - which he did.