VI. GLORIOUS KING FLAVIUS RECCESVINTH KING.
Public notice shall be given of strays by him who finds them.
It shall be lawful to take up horses, or any other animals, that have strayed; but he who does so, must immediately give notice of the fact to the priest, the governor, the judge, the other authorities of the district, or to a public assembly of the neighbours. If said party should not give such notice, he shall incur the penalty for theft. A similar rule shall apply to other property taken up under the same circumstances.
(trans. S.P. Scott 1910: 301; lightly adapted)