Each treasure find is given a reference number which starts with the year the find is reported, for example 2019 T123. Use this number to follow the progress of your case. Finds from other counties may appear here if they are being reported by the Dorset Finds Liaison Officer.
This tracker is compiled by Dorset Council's Historic Environment team and reflects our involvement in the reporting and processing of treasure cases from Dorset. 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.
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 number||Treasure item||Parish||Date of last change to tracker||Progress|
|2019 T148||Medieval brooch||Milborne St Andrew||19 May 2022||A local museum is acquiring this find.|
|2019 T230||Post-medieval finger ring||Compton Bassett, Wiltshire||7 December 2020||Finder to contact Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for return of find.|
|2019 T426||Prehistoric gold fragments and axe||Melcombe Horsey||13 December 2022||A local museum is interested in acquiring this find. Awaiting arrangements for inquest.|
|2019 T443||Prehistoric gold fragments||Melcombe Horsey||19 May 2022||A local museum is interested in acquiring this find. Awaiting arrangements for inquest.|
|2019 T444||Gold twist of uncertain date||Tarrant Crawford||13 December 2022||Deemed not to be Treasure. Awaiting arrangements for disclaim.|
|2019 T614||Fragments of gold of uncertain date||Winterborne St Martin||19 May 2022||Deemed not to be treasure. Awaiting arrangements for disclaim.|
|2019 T617||Prehistoric gold armlet||Melcombe Horsey||13 December 2022||A local museum is interested in acquiring this find. Awaiting arrangements for inquest.|
|2019 T771||Bronze Age palstave axe hoard||Child Okeford||13 December 2022||A local museum is acquiring this find.|
|2019 T772||Post-medieval coin hoard||Winterborne St Martin||13 December 2022||This find has been acquired by the Museum of Dorset.|
|2019 T775||Medieval coin hoard||Ringwood, Hampshire||23 November 2021||Finder to contact Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for return of this find.|
|2019 T777||Roman coin hoard||Winterslow, Wiltshire||24 August 2022||Waiting to find out if a museum is interested in acquiring this find.|
|2019 T834||Roman coin hoard||Yarlington, Somerset||8 October 2020||The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.|
|2019 T842||Early medieval coin brooch||Netherhampton, Wiltshire||26 October 2021||Finder to contact to Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for the return of this find.|
|2019 T966||Post-medieval coin hoard||Ansty||6 October 2021||Waiting to find out if a local museum is interested in acquiring this find.|
|2019 T1026||Post-medieval coin hoard||Powerstock||7 April 2020||The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.|
|2019 T1103||Early medieval pendant||Milton Abbas||13 December 2022||This find is in the process of being acquired by a local museum.|
|2019 T1160||Iron Age coins||Tarrant Crawford||13 December 2022||Acquired by the Museum of Dorset.|
|2019 T1162||Bronze Age metalwork hoard||Tarrant Monkton||13 December 2022||A local museum is interested in acquiring this find. Awaiting arrangements for inquest.|
|2019 T1163||Post-medieval finger ring||Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle||13 December 2022||Acquired by the Museum of Dorset.|