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. 

Message about 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
2017 T777 Roman coins Askerswell 3 February 2021 This find is being acquired by a local museum.
2017 T940 Post-medieval dress pin Pamphill 20 November 2019 Finder to contact Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for return. 
2017 T1053 Medieval finger ring Rampisham 7 December 2020 Awaiting transfer from British Museum for return to finder.
2017 T1162 Medieval finger ring Littlebredy 8 October 2020 This find is being acquired by a local museum.
2017 T1163 Medieval strap end Fontmell Magna 23 June 2021 This find is being acquired by a local museum.
2017 T1164 Prehistoric gold fragment Chiseldon, Wiltshire 17 July 2020 Reported to Coroner. Transferred to British Museum for curator's opinion.
2017 T1165 Prehistoric bead Wynford Eagle 17 July 2020 Reported to Coroner. Transferred to British Museum for curator's opinion. 
2017 T1170 Bronze Age sword and axe Henstridge, Somerset 8 October 2021 This find has been acquired by a local museum.

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