SUR-D32343: Post medieval: Hawking ring or vervel

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Unique ID: SUR-D32343

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver-gilt annular hawking ring or vervel inscribed 'William Wollascott of Shinfelde near Readinge in Barcke'


Shinfield House was a Wollascott residence from about 1587 when William Wollascott II's son William married Anne Martyn, heiress of the manor of Shinfield, just to the south of Reading.

It seems that William Wollascott II finally received the manor of Shinfield on the death of his wife's father in 1604. William Wollascott II died in 1637 but his son was also a William Wollascott and he died in 1660. This vervel probably relates to the father rather than the son who died aged 23, so it's c1604 to 1637.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Declared Treasure but returned to Finder as Museum unable to acquire

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2012T290


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1604
Date to: Circa AD 1637

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.93 mm
Weight: 0.53 g
Diameter: 12.31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th April 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at Leisure Promotions at East Stratton, Hants 15th April 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 12-
Treasure case number: 2012T290

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Micheldever (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5440
Four figure Latitude: 51.156714
Four figure longitude: -1.229229
1:25K map: SU5440
1:10K map: SU54SW
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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