This tracker is compiled by the council's Historic Environment team and reflects our involvement in the reporting and processing of treasure cases from Dorset. Finds from other counties may appear here if they are being reported by the Dorset Finds Liaison Officer. 

We are mainly involved in the initial stages of reporting and identifying the finds and their return if disclaimed. We are not responsible for the inquest process, valuation or museum acquisition and often receive no information for cases at the later stages of the process. If your case has gone to valuation or is pending acquisition please contact the Treasure team at the British Museum (quoting the case number). Once treasure cases are closed we remove them from this tracker. 

The impact of Covid-19 on processing of treasure cases

Treasure finds are being reported and recorded as far as possible under Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions. The processing of cases may be delayed by staff furlough and museum closures.

Treasure tracker 2017
Treasure number  Treasure item Parish Date of last change to tracker Progress
2017 T777 Roman coins Askerswell 13 December 2022 Acquired by a local museum.
2017 T1053 Medieval finger ring Rampisham 11 January 2022 In process of being returned to finder.
2017 T1162 Medieval finger ring Littlebredy 24 August 2022 This find is in the process of being acquired by a local museum.
2017 T1164 Prehistoric gold fragment Chiseldon, Wiltshire 13 December 2022 This find is in the process of being acquired by a local museum.
2017 T1165 Prehistoric bead Wynford Eagle 13 December 2022 Collected from British Museum. Finder to contact Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for return.