Eric Febvre, 'Après la toile italienne, une œuvre d’art irakienne rare retrouvée au Maroc' LeSite info 10 mars 2017.
An item stolen from the Baghdad Museum, during the 2003 invasion of that country by the American troops has surfaced in Morocco. It arrived there carried by a 38-year old Moroccan immigrant to Italy returning home. It seems the item had been in Italy for over a decade, and was on sale for 6 million dirhams (597207 USD). The seller was a faqih (expert in Islamic Law), who had obtained it from the immigrant carrier. Information about the item eventually reached the headquarters of the National Brigade of Judicial Police (BNPJ) in Casablanca which launched an investigation.
British archaeologist living and working in Warsaw, Poland. Since the early 1990s (or even longer) a primary interest has been research on artefact hunting and collecting and the market in portable antiquities in the international context and their effect on the archaeological record.
"coiney" - a term I use for private collector of dug up ancient coins, particularly a member of the Moneta-L forum or the ACCG
"heap-of-artefacts-on-a-table-collecting" the term rather speaks for itself, an accumulation of loose artefacts with no attempt to link each item with documented origins. Most often used to refer to metal detectorists (ice-cream tubs-full) and ancient coin collectors (Roman coins sold in aggregated bulk lots)
"tekkie" - metal detectorist/metal detecting (a form of artefact hunting)