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://www.ucg.org/brp/materials/throne/appendices/ap9.html)
There is a slight lump on the back on the left hand side.
Donation from Mr W. J. Haysom, 30/06/1982
Cast horse brasses were first made in 1825, and following the introduction of motor vehicles and decline in horsedrawn transport, regular production ceased in the 1930s.
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[Book] Chevalier, Jean & Gheerbrant, Alain. 1994. The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols., 1994