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 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

15th century metalwork found during the survey and probably lost by combatants. Pin on Pinterest

Late Medieval silver-gilt livery badge in the form of an eagle. Kevin Schürer (University of Leicester) believes that it is a fettered falcon and is part of the livery of Arthur Plantagenet. He was the illegitimate son of King Edward IV, and the falcons head facing right (the wrong way) is a symbol of illegitimacy. Edward IV was king before his brother Richard and was the father of the princes in the tower. There is no record of Arthur being present at Bosworth, but he could have been of fighting age, being born between 1461 and 75 - or perhaps one of his close household fought in his place? Pin on Pinterest

Roman horse and rider brooch. Pin on Pinterest

Copper alloy hand from Roman figurine. Pin on Pinterest

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