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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Rare silver badge to stay in York

A RARE silver badge worn by followers of Richard III has been bought by the Yorkshire Museum thanks to the generosity of local organisations and the general public.

The silver gilt livery badge, which is thought to date back to 1483 is in the form of a boar, a symbol of Richard III, and was found by a metal detectorist in 2010 near Stillingfleet. It is one of only a relatively small number ever found and because it is silver-gilt it would have once belonged to someone of high status.

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