Medieval silver-gilt livery badge of the Boar of King Richard III

Medieval silver-gilt livery badge of the Boar of King Richard III

Code: 12371

£2,600.00 Approx $3291.14, €3033.84
 

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

CULTURE: Medieval

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.