This is a nice medieval silver-gilt retainers badge, dating to the 15th century. It depicts a Boar, used as the royal livery of the English King Richard III. This example was originally found in Gloucestershire and was purchased from a private collection. Such a badge would have been worn by a retained knight of King Richard III. Similar example was found on the Bosworth battlefield and recorded as LEIC-A6C834. This example in intact with all four legs and a suspension ring on the tail. RARE
OBJECT: Retainer Badge
DATE: 15th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Silver-gilt (gold gilded silver)
SIZE: 24mm x 18mm x 3mm
WEIGHT: 5.6 grams
PROVENANCE: Originally found in Gloucestershire 1998, part of a private collection Bristol.
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