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.

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 affected by British Museum staff furlough.

Table showing treasure finds and progress:

Treasure number  Treasure item Date of last change to tracker Progress
2019 T145 Medieval brooch  17 July 2020 Awaiting arrangements for transfer to British Museum for valuation.
2019 T147 Post-medieval dress fastener 7 May 2021 This find is in the process of being donated to a local museum.
2019 T148 Medieval brooch 8 October 2020 Awaiting arrangements for transfer to British Museum for valuation. 
2019 T230 Post-medieval finger ring 7 December 2020 Awaiting arrangements for return to finder.
2019 T346 Roman finger ring 7 December 2020 In process of valuation. At British Museum.
2019 T426 Prehistoric gold fragments and axe 17 July 2020 Delivered to British Museum. Awaiting curator's report.
2019 T443 Prehistoric gold fragments 17 July 2020 Delivered to British Museum. Awaiting curator's report.
2019 T444 Gold twist of uncertain date 17 July 2020 Delivered to British Museum. Awaiting curator's report.
2019 T614 Fragments of gold of uncertain date 17 July 2020 Delivered to British Museum. Awaiting curator's report.
2019 T615 Roman coin hoard 23 June 2021 Waiting to find out if a local museum is interested in acquiring this find.
2019 T616 Post-medieval locket 7 May 2021 This find is in the process of being donated to a local museum.
2019 T617 Prehistoric gold armlet 17 July 2020 Delivered to British Museum. Awaiting curator's report.
2019 T646 Medieval coin hoard 7 May 2021 Declared treasure at inquest. Awaiting arrangements for transfer to British Museum for valuation.
2019 T747 Iron Age coin 23 June 2021 Returned to finder.
2019 T770 Post-medieval thimble 7 May 2021 Declared treasure at inquest. Awaiting arrangements for transfer to British Museum for valuation.
2019 T771 Bronze Age palstave axe hoard 7 May 2021 A museum is interested in acquiring this find. An inquest has been arranged.
2019 T772 Post-medieval coin hoard 8 October 2020 Declared treasure at inquest. Awaiting arrangements for transfer to British Museum for valuation.
2019 T773 Medieval buckle 8 October 2020 Declared treasure at inquest. Awaiting arrangements for transfer to British Museum for valuation.
2019 T774 Post-medieval finger ring 23 June 2021 Returned to finder.
2019 T775 Medieval coin hoard 23 June 2021 In process of being disclaimed.
2019 T776 Post-medieval cufflink element 8 October 2020 Awaiting arrangements for return to finder.
2019 T777 Roman coin hoard 7 April 2020 The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.
2019 T834 Roman coin hoard 8 October 2020 The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.
2019 T842 Early medieval coin brooch 23 June 2021 In process of being disclaimed.
2019 T966 Post-medieval coin hoard 7 April 2020 The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.
2019 T1025 Medieval pendant and coin 7 May 2021 Declared treasure at inquest. Awaiting arrangements for transfer to British Museum for valuation.
2019 T1026 Post-medieval coin hoard 7 April 2020 The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.
2019 T1075 Medieval finger ring 7 May 2021 Disclaimed. Awaiting arrangements for return to finder.
2019 T1103 Early medieval pendant 23 June 2021 A local museum is interested in acquiring this find. An inquest has been arranged.
2019 T1160 Iron Age coin 23 June 2021 Report approved. Waiting to find out if a museum is interested in acquiring this find.
2019 T1162 Bronze Age metalwork hoard 7 April 2020 The British Museum curator is writing a report on this find.
2019 T1163 Post-medieval finger ring 3 February 2021 In process of valuation.

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