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 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.

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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.

Treasure number  Treasure item Date of last change to tracker Progress
2020 T34 Post-medieval finger ring 13 November 2020 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator's approval.
2020 T61 Early medieval hooked tag 7 May 2021 A museum is interested in acquiring this find. An inquest has been arranged.
2020 T62 Post-medieval mount 7 May 2021 Waiting to find out if a museum is interested in acquiring this find.
2020 T87 Medieval brooch 7 May 2021 Waiting to find out if a museum is interested in acquiring this find.
2020 T94 Early medieval coin brooch 13 November 2020 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator's approval. 
2020 T146 Post-medieval thimble 24 March 2021 Awaiting arrangements for return to finder. 
2020 T167 Post-medieval finger ring 7 December 2020 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator's approval.
2020 T168 Post-medieval finger ring 7 April 2020 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator's approval. 
2020 T249 Iron Age coin hoard 8 October 2020 Awaiting transfer to the British Museum for curator's report.
2020 T251 Post-medieval finger ring 3 February 2021 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator’s approval. Affected by British Museum staff furlough.
2020 T315 Post-medieval hooked tag 23 June 2021 Returned to finder.
2020 T319 Iron Age coin hoard 8 October 2020 Delivered to Finds Liaison Officer by appointment. Formal notification sent to Coroner. Awaiting transfer to British Museum for conservation and report.
2020 T346 Post-medieval finger ring 3 February 2021 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator’s approval.
2020 T371 Bronze Age hoard 7 May 2021 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator's approval.
2020 T480 Bronze Age gold fragment 17 July 2020 Finder to deliver to Finds Liaison Officer when circumstances allow.
2020 T533 Finger ring, possibly Roman 3 February 2021 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator’s approval.
2020 T554 Hoard of gold fragments 8 October 2020 The Wiltshire Finds Liaison Officer is working on this case.
2020 T613 Iron Age coin hoard 23 June 2021 A local museum is interested in acquiring this find. An inquest has been arranged.
2020 T637 Medival coin hoard 23 June 2021 Report approved. In process of being disclaimed.
2020 T675 Post-medieval cufflink 24 February 2021 In process of being disclaimed.
2020 T718 Post-medieval finger ring 3 February 2021 Draft report submitted for British Museum curator’s approval. Affected by British Museum staff furlough.
2020 T719 Post-medieval hawking vervel 23 June 2021 Report approved. Waiting to find out if a museum is interested in acquiring this find.
2020 T720 Post-medieval bodkin 7 May 2021 In process of being disclaimed.
2020 T733 Post-medieval brooch 8 October 2020 Preliminary notification sent to Coroner by email. Arrangements will be made for delivery to Finds Liaison Officer when circumstances allow.
2020 T734 Post-medieval dress pin 3 June 2021 Delivered to Finds Liaison Officer by appointment. Formal notification sent to Coroner. The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2020 T825 Bronze Age gold sheet 3 June 2021 Delivered to Finds Liaison Officer by appointment. Formal notification sent to Coroner. The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2020 T854 Post-medieval coin, pierced and gilded 7 December 2020 Preliminary notification sent to Coroner by email. Arrangements will be made for delivery to Finds Liaison Officer when circumstances allow.
2020 T914 Gold medieval finger ring 3 June 2021 Delivered to Finds Liaison Officer by appointment. Formal notification sent to Coroner. The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.
2020 T1050 Bronze Age penannular ring 3 June 2021 Delivered to Finds Liaison Officer by appointment. Formal notification sent to Coroner. The Finds Liaison Officer is working on a report on this find.

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