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Boar mount 'belonging to Richard III' found

richard iii boar mount copper-alloy

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

The copper-alloy mount was found in October on the Thames foreshore, near the Tower of London.

The mount shows the boar, chained, collared and wearing a crown, with a crescent above one of its legs. Richard III took the white boar as his sign, while badges in the form of the animal were ordered for the king's cremation in 1485.

It is not known where the mount, from London, came from but experts believe it might have been used as a piece of furniture or decorated an item of leather once owned by a supporter of Richard III, or possibly even the king himself.


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

How odd that a man who has been dead for 650+ years has been in the news at least twice this year for different things...

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