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Horse Brass - Victoria Regina, Queen Victoria, 1870 Object Reg. No: ST 034420

Horse brass Victoria Regina, Queen Victoria. Marked "V. R. 1870". There is a crown between the V and R. Crenate edge. Type: cast brass. Comments: item has the remains of two studs on back, possibly from the casting process. Date: 1870.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr W. Haysom, 1982
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: amulets, animals, cultural beliefs, folklore, harnesses, heraldry, horse brasses, rituals, souvenirs, symbols, royalty british, razor, -1
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Animal Husbandry
Tertiary Classification: horses
Date Made: England, Great Britain, 1870
Person Named: HM Queen Victoria, England, Great Britain, 1870
References:, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH;SiteExtra=12607593&TopNavId=31&NavSideId=12554, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH
"COLLECTIONS - Strange Amulets for Horses",, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH, viewed, 23.05.2008 LDH
  1. [Book], Alain Gheerbrant, Jean Chevalier, The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, Penguin Books Australia Ltd., Melbourne, 1994, 1994
  2. [Digital Medium] Horsebrass Era. 2007. Illustrated Guide to Horse Brasses., 2007


Fiona Barnes Posted on 05 Dec 2010 3:58 AM
Hello, Just to let you know that Queen Victoria was Crowned on 28th June 1838 NOT in 1870 as stated above.
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2010 4:15 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Thank you Fiona! That correction has been forwarded to the curator, who has updated the catalogue record. It will be corrected on this page when the data is next refreshed.
Thunder Posted on 26 Apr 2011 7:31 PM
I found a razor marked VR with what appears to be mason symbols acid etched on the blade and was wondering if there was any history between the two? thanks
Discovery Centre Posted on 08 May 2011 4:12 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Thunder, There has been, and still is, an amount of secrecy concerning Masonic Lodges, membership and rituals, but it is common knowledge that male members of the British Royal family have for many years had an association with Masonic Orders. The present Duke of Kent is a Grand Master. Try searching with some key phrases in Google.

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