The discovery very much became a cause célèbre due to how it was found and the process deployed on ownership after it was found.
Because it was a guy and his son out with the detector with the permission of the landowner there was little if any context to the finds. So much so it may as well have been found on someone's table where all you had to date it was the dust. But the find also showed up the flaws internationally when finds weren't reported to the source country for there was no reason in Law to have the items set to the National Museums. And in fact once dealt with under the Treasure Trove coroner's court, not one damn thing to keep them on the island once sold. Other countries were in the same position, Greece Italy and Turkey were being stropped of artifacts by the new time while Spain France and England were going out of their way to allow exports.