DOR-B83652: B83652. Post-medieval hawking vervel

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Unique ID: DOR-B83652

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

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.


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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
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
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2007T168

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Puddletown

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: Tuesday 7th April 2009
Updated: Wednesday 30th April 2014

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