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Explore some highlights of our collections in pictures.

The Hallaton Treasure: The Hallaton Helmet, silver-gilt repoussé over iron, early 1st century AD. Pin on Pinterest

The Hallaton Treasure: Roman helmet cheekpiece depicting an emperor riding victoriously above a defeated enemy. The goddess Victory flies behind him. Pin on Pinterest

The Hallaton Treasure: Silver bowl, early 1st century AD. One of the earliest surviving examples of British silversmithing . Pin on Pinterest

The Hallaton Treasure: Gold and silver Iron Age and Roman coins. Pin on Pinterest

The Hallaton Treasure: Copper alloy tankard handle fragment, probably from a large wooden tankard with metal attachments. Pin on Pinterest

The Hallaton Treasure: Silver-gilt mount, early 1st century AD. Despite being damaged this mount was re-riveted to enable it to be used before being carefully buried at Hallaton. Pin on Pinterest

The Bosworth Battlefield Collection: The tiny (29mm long) silver-gilt Bosworth Boar Badge may mark where King Richard made his last stand. The boar was the symbol of Richard III's household. The fact that it is gilded silver suggests it would have been worn by a high ranking person, close to the King. It was recovered from the site identified as the marsh where Richard is said to have been cut down in battle. Pin on Pinterest

The Bosworth Battlefield Collection: The 34 Late Medieval round-shot found over a wide area around the Fenn Lane. The survey unearthed the largest group of cannonballs ever found on a Medieval battlefield – lead shot of a variety of calibres – ranging from bullets fired from handguns to round-shot from substantial artillery pieces. Pin on Pinterest

The Bosworth Battlefield Collection: 15th century metalwork found during the survey and probably lost by combatants. Pin on Pinterest