Yorkshire Museum needs UK£2,000 to buy Richard III badge

In 2010, a metal detecting enthusiast from Stillingfleet, near York, England discovered a real treasure, a rare silver gilt badge in the shape of a boar linked to the supporters of King Richard III. Now the Yorkshire Museum hopes to raise UK£2,000 to buy the badge for its collection. (photo)

13,000 of the badges were ordered made by Richard for the investiture of his son as Prince of Wales, but very few have been found. The badges would have been given to favored nobles and high status individuals.