VERVEL

Unique ID: DOR-B83652

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

Silver vervel or hawking ring; small silver ring of D-shaped section engraved on the outside in italic script: *At mounckton in dorsett.

Hawking rings record the owner's name and sometimes their placeof residence, and were attached to the leather jesses on the birds legs which attached the bird to the block. The script and form of this ring can be compared with others in the BM collection and published examples from Norfolk and elsewhere. The vervel dates to the 17th Century.

Notes:

As such, due to its age and precious metal content, this object qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.
Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of Renaissance Collections, The British Museum

Class: Ring
Inscription: * At mounckton in dorsett

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2007T168

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th February 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T168

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of B83652. Post-medieval hawking vervel

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Dorset
District: West Dorset
To be known as: Puddletown

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 7th April 2009
Updated: Wednesday 30th April 2014

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