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  • Horse Brass - Swan, 1825-1939 Object

    Horse Brass - Swan, 1825-1939

    Horse brass depicting a swan sitting at rest. Circular inner border. Fourteen perforations and a crenate outer edge. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939. The swan is a symbol of poetic h ...

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  • Horse Brass - Unicorn Rampant, 1825-1939 Object

    Horse Brass - Unicorn Rampant, 1825-1939

    Horse brass: unicorn rampant. Crescent border. Type: cast brass. 1825-1939. The rampant unicorn is a symbol from Scottish heraldry. This symbolised rule through harmony. (See: http:// ...

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  • Horse Brass - Star, 1825-1939 Object

    Horse Brass - Star, 1825-1939

    Horse brass: Star, seven pointed. No border. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939. The luminosity of stars make them a source of light. They are symbols of the spirit and particularly th ...

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  • Horse Brass - Lincoln Imp or Faun, 1825-1939 Object

    Horse Brass - Lincoln Imp or Faun, 1825-1939

    Horse brass depicting a seated figure. There are two possible interpretations of its form. The most likely possibility is that it represents a Lincoln Imp which features cloven feet, o ...

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  • Horse Brass - RSPCA London, 1911 Object

    Horse Brass - RSPCA London, 1911

    Horse brass: Commemorative, merit badge R.S.P.C.A. London. Van Horse Parade 1911. Coat of arms at top. Shield shape. Type: cast brass. Date: 1911. "Royal Society for the Prevention of ...

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  • Horse Brass - Horse & Foal, 1825-1939 Object

    Horse Brass - Horse & Foal, 1825-1939

    Horse brass depicting a horse and foal, horseshoe border. The words "New Forest" are written at the bottom. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939.

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  • Horse Brass - Wheatsheaf, 1825-1939 Object

    Horse Brass - Wheatsheaf, 1825-1939

    Horse brass: Wheatsheaf in a basket. Crescent border with 7 circular perforations. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939. "Wheat symbolises the gift of life, the basic primordial food-stuf ...

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  • Horse Brass - Wheatsheaf, 1825-1939 Object

    Horse Brass - Wheatsheaf, 1825-1939

    Horse brass: Wheatsheaf in a basket. Crescent border. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939. "Wheat symbolises the gift of life, the basic primordial food-stuff which cannot be anything ot ...

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  • Horse Brass - Sun Temple, Royal Exchange London, 1825-1838 Object

    Horse Brass - Sun Temple, Royal Exchange London, 1825-1838

    Horse brass: Royal Exchange London. Type: cast brass. The London Exchange was burnt down in 1838. Date: 1825-1838. This brass has also been identified as the oldest sun temple, the Al ...

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  • Horse Brass - Queen Elizabeth I, 1825-1939 Object

    Horse Brass - Queen Elizabeth I, 1825-1939

    Horse brass: Commemorative, Queen Elizabeth I wearing a royal gown. Crenate inner border and a round outer border. Marked "Queen Elizabeth" on front underneath queen's feet. Type: cast ...

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