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« on: April 02, 2014, 07:59:35 PM »

On 7/7/2013 I dug up what I thought was a very small child's silver ring, I could see writing on the ring but with no glasses I was unable to read it.

Back at the car and with reading glasses I could make out the name : 'HVGH PORTMAN' so I assumed the ring was for a child of the same name.

On closer inspection at home I made out the inscription : 'RETORNE TOO HVGH PORTMAN'

The ring was not for a child but a silver hawking ring (vervel) and would have been attached to the lord of the manors Hugh Portman hunting bird.

The ring was shown to the landowner then handed in to the FLO.

The ring was declared Treasure and I attended the inquest where Michael Rose the county coroner showed great interest in the ring and the old English spelling on the ring.

Subsequently I have been informed by the TVC (Treasure Valuation Committee) that they have put a value on it of 1,700 but I did leave it to the farmer to decide if this was a fair price for the item.

He was more than happy with the valuation.



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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 08:01:28 PM »

Very nice again , i'm sure you said when you joined the forum " i do the odd bit of detecting Wink" hahaha! Very unusuall
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 08:03:15 PM »

1,700 seems fair to me Wink Good digging Doug Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 08:11:06 PM »

That is a great find and does seem a fair valuation. It is nice when an item can be linked to an individual from earlier days. Well done.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 08:19:09 PM »

Wow very nice doug like  that very much
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 08:34:41 PM »

very nice find well done Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 08:52:59 PM »

Cracking find  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 08:57:17 PM »

that's a great  bit of local history there find. great
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 09:50:22 PM »

Very nice m8, well found  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 10:07:25 PM »

Nice one Doug, that really is a beauty
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 08:00:34 AM »

awsome doug mate ,very nice  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2014, 08:26:35 AM »

A good outcome .... Cool
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2014, 08:27:35 AM »

Thank you for your kind comments and views.

This photograph shows the moment I found it and how tiny the ring is.


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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2014, 08:34:59 AM »

That's and incredible find Doug there are not many that are so personal that you can research the actual person, I wonder if Hugh ever found out what happened to his hawk.
The valuation was a good one too given the actual size Wink
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2014, 09:05:29 AM »

That's and incredible find Doug there are not many that are so personal that you can research the actual person, I wonder if Hugh ever found out what happened to his hawk.
The valuation was a good one too given the actual size Wink

Thanks Geoff.

The provisional valuation I had before Christmas was 2,000 so it was not far out from the TVC.

This is the man.

"Sir Hugh Portman, 4th Baronet (died 1632) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in two parliaments between 1625 and 1629.'

Slightly off topic.

Treasure Hunting magazine May 2014, one was disclaimed and sold at auction for 7,260, that one was a slightly different design to mine but still had named person on it.
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