Unique ID: NMS-82AD63

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

Post medieval silver hawking vervel: D-sectioned ring, the flat outer face of the band inscribed Henrye Prince *. The ends of the band are butted together and soldered onto the reverse of a shield-shaped plate aligned longitudinally with the band. The face of the shield is engraved with the badge of the Prince of Wales, three ostrich feathers enfiled by a coronet and passing through a scroll bearing the words ICH DIEN.

Internal diameter of band 8 mm. External diameter of band 10.5 mm. Width of band 3mm. Height of shield 10 mm. Width of shield 8 mm. Thickness <0.5 mm. Weight 1.37 g.

For a short discussion of vervels see Treasure Annual Report 2004, no. 345. Vervels of this type usually date to the late 16th or 17th century.

The badge and inscription refers to Henry Frederick, son of James I and Anne of Denmark. Henry was born in 1594 and created Prince of Wales in 1610. He died of Typhoid fever in 1612.

Inscription: Henrye Prince *. ICH DIEN.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Norwich Castle Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T88


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1610
Date to: Circa AD 1612

Dimensions and weight

Width: 8 mm
Weight: 1.37 g
Diameter: 10.5 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th January 2012 - Sunday 8th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 31348
Treasure case number: 2012T88

Materials and construction

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

A resized image of Post-medieval vervel.

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Norfolk
District: North Norfolk
To be known as: Cley next the Sea

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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 31st January 2012
Updated: Tuesday 11th March 2014

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