Tuesday, 9 October 2012

New additions to York Museum's 1212 Exhibition

The 1212 Exhibition in the Mediaeval Gallery of the York Museum marks the 800th anniversary of King John granting the city a Royal Charter, giving it independence from the Crown.

New treasures have been added to the exhibition this month.

They include three stunning new acquisitions, which you may have read about in the newspapers: the Iron Age gold torc found near Tadcaster; the 15th century gold ring with an inscription to St Barbara, patron saint of artillerymen; and the silver gilt livery badge in the shape of a boar (as worn by supporters of Richard III) found near Stillingfleet.

Visit the website for details at www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

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