GLO-21058E: GLO-21058E Post Medieval Vervel

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Unique ID: GLO-21058E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver annular hawk ring or vervel. The object consists of a flat annular ring, which has been inscribed on both sides with "morton county worsester" on one side and the inscribed letters "esy" on the other. The surface of the object is smooth with little corrosion.

Discussion: The inscription refers to the place of residence of the owner, Abbots Morton in Worcestershire. Generally hawking rings would carry an inscription that records both the owner and their place of residence, for instance see PAS-2BC222 Treasure reference 2005T257 which has the inscription SR THOMAS LUCI * // OF CHARLECOTE. However, a number of example are recorded where only one or the other are inscribed on the ring, such as WMID-16CD27 which records just the owner and carries the inscription GEORGE ASHTON OF, whilst on the other hand BERK-6BD475 reads OF EDMVNTON which refers only to the location. It is quite likely that in such cases these vervels were worn in pairs, with one recording the owner and the other their place of residence.

Inscription: morton county worsester // esy

Subsequent actions

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

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T338


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th February 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 48379
Treasure case number: 2015T338

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Forest of Dean (District)
Parish or ward: Hartpury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7821
Four figure Latitude: 51.88711838
Four figure longitude: -2.32105744
1:25K map: SO7821
1:10K map: SO72SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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