NMS-82AD63: Post-medieval vervel.

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Unique ID: NMS-82AD63

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

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.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Include in PostMedArch

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
Date from: Circa AD 1610
Date to: Circa AD 1612

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 31348
Treasure case number: 2012T88

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
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
Current location: Norwich Castle Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: Tuesday 31st January 2012
Updated: Tuesday 11th March 2014

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