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 our 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.

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 2020

Treasure number

 Treasure item

Parish

Date of last change to tracker

Progress

2020 T61

Early medieval hooked tag

Tarrant Rushton, Dorset

31 May 2022

In process of valuation.

2020 T87

Medieval brooch

Tarrant Rushton, Dorset

31 May 2022

Finder to contact Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for return.

2020 T94

Early medieval brooch

Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire

14 October 2022

Returned to finder

2020 T168

Post-medieval finger ring

Urchfont, Wiltshire

6 October 2021

Finder to contact Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for return. 

2020 T249

Iron Age coin hoard

Charlton Marshall, Dorset

31 May 2022

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

2020 T251

Post-medieval finger ring

Lytchett Matravers, Dorset

31 May 2022

The British Museum hopes to acquire this find. In process of valuation.

2020 T319

Iron Age coin hoard

Sedgehill and Semley, Wiltshire

31 May 2022

At British Museum for conservation and report.

2020 T371

Bronze Age hoard

Sturminster Newton, Dorset

31 May 2022

In process of valuation.

2020 T480

Bronze Age gold fragment

Hilton, Dorset

6 October 2021

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

2020 T613

Iron Age coin hoard

Tincleton, Dorset

31 May 2022

A local museum is acquiring this find.

2020 T719

Post-medieval hawking vervel

Lytchett Matravers, Dorset

31 May 2022

A local museum is acquiring this find.

2020 T720

Post-medieval bodkin

Winterbourne, Wiltshire

6 October 2021

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

2020 T733

Post-medieval brooch

Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle, Dorset

6 October 2021

Finder to make arrangements to deliver to Finds Liaison Officer.

2020 T825

Bronze Age gold sheet

Burton and Winkton, Dorset

31 May 2022

Deemed treasure at inquest in March 2022. Awaiting arrangements for transfer to British Museum.

2020 T854

Post-medieval coin, pierced and gilded

Rogate, West Sussex

6 October 2021

Preliminary notification sent to Coroner by email. Finder to make arrangements to deliver to Finds Liaison Officer.

2020 T914

Gold medieval finger ring

Stalbridge, Dorset

31 May 2022

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

2020 T1050

Bronze Age penannular ring

Wimborne St Giles, Dorset

31 May 2022 Finder to contact Finds Liaison Officer to make arrangements for the return of this find.