12. THE ROLE OF SAFAP
12.1 The terms of reference for SAFAP are listed at Appendix A.
12.2 This section clarifies specific procedures of SAFAP practice in relation to claimed items.
12.3 Where there is a single application for a claimed item, once SAFAP is satisfied that the applicant is eligible to apply, the recommendation to allocate is normally made without further discussion.
12.4 When considering a case for which there are multiple applications, SAFAP assesses the latter against the criteria for allocation (see Appendix L) and determines a provisional view, which is communicated to the applicant museums by the TTU. Should an applicant museum disagree with SAFAP's view, then the procedure in paragraph 6.10 applies.
12.5 In cases where there is no application for a claimed item, SAFAP may direct the TTU to seek an appropriate depository, bearing in mind the residuary role of NMS (see 9.13 above).
12.6SAFAP has the option to recommend to the QLTR the disclaiming of any items previously claimed.
12.7SAFAP may defer a recommendation on allocation or ex gratia payment for any case if it requires further information.
12.8 The sum recommended to the QLTR for an ex gratia payment for any claimed item is that which has been discussed and agreed by SAFAP.
TT.76/07 Roman Augustus gold aureus from East Linton, East Lothian. Allocated to East Lothian Museums Service.
Gold coins of any period are obviously scarce finds and would rarely be casual losses unlike many base metals coins. TT.76/07 a Roman Augustus gold aureus, minted in Lugdunum/Lyons, 2 BC - 4 AD from East Linton is unusual in that it has a score mark on the obverse face which was most likely an ancient test to ensure the coin really was made from pure gold.