A silver-gilt boar badge representing Richard III and found last year at Bosworth Field has been declared treasure. The badge probably belonged to a member of the king's inner circle and may indicate the spot where he fell.
Under British law, the badge qualifies as "treasure" because of both its age and the precious materials from which it was made.
For centuries, the climactic battle of the Wars of the Roses was believed to have been fought Ambion Hill, near Sutton Cheney in Leicestershire, the location of a monument and visitors' center. But the discovery of artillery shot during a recent three-year project convinced scholars that the fighting actually occurred some two miles to the southwest.