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 2021
Treasure number Treasure item Parish Date of last change to tracker  Progress
2021 T45 Medieval seal matrix West Tytherley, Hampshire 13 December 2022

A local museum is interested in acquiring this find. Awaiting arrangements for inquest.

2021 T95 Roman coin hoard Tarrant Gunville 31 May 2022

Finder to contact Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for return of this find.

2021 T134 Early medieval hooked tag Stalbridge 13 December 2022

This find is being acquired by a local museum.

2021 T158 Post-medieval thimble Mudford, Somerset 3 June 2021

The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

2021 T164 Post-medieval hooked tag Winterslow, Wiltshire 3 June 2021

The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

2021 T180 Post-medieval finger-ring Holnest 3 June 2021

The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

2021 T181 Medieval brooch Hinton 3 June 2021

The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

2021 T194 Roman coin hoard Chilfrome 13 December 2022

The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.

2021 T235 Roman coin hoard Chilfrome 6 October 2021

Waiting to find out if a museum is interested in acquiring this find.

2021 T257 Roman coin hoard Langton Herring 31 May 2022

Transferred to British Museum for conservation and report.

2021 T258 Post-medieval whistle Melcombe Horsey 3 June 2021

The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

2021 T325 Post-medieval finger ring Winterslow, Wiltshire 3 June 2021

The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

2021 T340 Roman coins Cheddar, Somerset 6 October 2021 The finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T341 Post-medieval finger ring Cattistock 6 October 2021

The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find. 

2021 T387 Iron Age pierced coin Stalbridge 6 October 2021

The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

2021 T415 Post-medieval silver whistle Compton Valence 6 October 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T448 Early medieval coins West Knighton 6 October 2021 The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.
2021 T499 Post-medieval whistle Wootton Fitzpaine 23 November  2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T553 Medieval finger ring Stourton Caundle 6 October 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T599 Roman coins  Melcombe Horsey 13 December 2022 The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.
2021 T623 Post-medieval finger ring Stourton Caundle 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T738 Medieval finger ring Broadmayne 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T757 Post-medieval finger ring Compton Valence 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T758 Roman coin hoard Witchampton 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T759 Roman finger ring Charminster 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T801 Post-medieval cuff link Mappowder 31 May 2022 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T861 Iron Age coin Tarrant Crawford 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T864 Post-medieval finger ring Stalbridge 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T917 Medieval mount Tarrant Crawford 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T918 Medieval finger ring Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle 13 December 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T922 Post-medieval finger ring Bradford Peverell 23 November 2021 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find. 
2021 T923 Silver mount Dorchester 13 December 2022 The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.
2021 T944 Silver bodkin Milborne Port, Somerset 31 May 2022 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T945 Silver dress fitting Milborne Port, Somerset 31 May 2022 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2021 T946 Silver hooked tag Milborne Port, Somerset 31 May 2022 The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

How to report treasure finds

What to do if you find possible treasure

Finds Liaison Officer

Name: Mrs Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Email: finds@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 228254
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Senior Archaeologist, Promotion and Liaison

Name: Claire Pinder
Email: Claire.Pinder@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 224921
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