Horse brass depicting ace of hearts. Border of pierced holes, triangles and serrated edge. Design is possibly of gypsy and romany origin. The alloy nickel silver is possibly made from a copper, zinc and nickel alloy, nickel being about 18 percent is the alloy. Type: cast possibly from a "nickel silver" alloy. Date: 1825-1939.
Comments: item has two studs on back, possibly from the casting process.
Donation from Mr W. J. Haysom, 30/06/1982
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[Book] Chevalier, Jean & Gheerbrant, Alain. 1994. The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols., 1994
[Digital Medium] Horsebrass Era. 2007. Illustrated Guide to Horse Brasses., 2007