Monday, September 24, 2012

Number 5: Boar Badge of Richard III from Bosworth Field

                       A rare 15th Century badge from the reign of Richard III.
The silver gilt badge, which measures 1.4 by 1.1in (3.6 by 2.9cm), was found by a metal detecting enthusiast at Stillingfleet, near York, in 2010.
Thousands of the boar-shaped badges were made for the King's supporters in 1483 but few have been found.
Acquired by the Yorkshire Museum for £2,000

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