Horse brass: National emblem of Scotland. The thistle surrounded by two leaves. Bi-serrated border. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939.

The thistle is the national emblem of Scotland and represents "a symbol of the protective belt defending the heart against external harm and attacks. The device of Scotland is 'Nemo me impune lacessit' (None touches me unharmed)." (See: 'Pengiun Dictionary of Symbols')

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