Vervel of Sir Robert Henley

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Object type: Vervel
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Silver
Date found: 03/12/2020
Location: Test Valley, Hampshire


A silver hawking vervel with the inscription “* to robart * Henlye”. The style of lettering dates it to mid/late 17th century which gives the most likely owner as being Sir Robert Henley (1631-1692). He was an MP for Andover and, later, the county of Hampshire. It had been through the treasure process and disclaimed. Designated a Find of Note: County importance.