He showed it to a London-based dealer who believed it dates back to the 13th century. Before long it was identified as the Dover Burghmote Horn.
A medieval civic horn which was stolen in a daylight raid on the town hall in the 60s has finally been returned to Dover after years of searching. The Dover Burghmote Horn, made of copper alloy, was used to summon civic assemblies by the town crier. With reports from as early as 1558, it is one of ten of its kind with the nine others in Faversham, Folkestone, Hythe, Ipswich, Canterbury, New Romney, Ripon, Sandwich and Winchester. Mayor of Dover Cllr Neil Rix with the Burghmote Horn which has been returned after it was stolen in the 1960's On Monday, July 7, 1969, it was stolen in a raid which also saw a large amount of silver and other treasures taken, including the silver oar of the Cinque Ports. It was reported that while councillors f...