Horse brass: Bull's head with crenate border. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939.
Bulls sybolize irrisistable strength and vitality, and male impulsiveness. In the Celtic traditions bulls were sacrifical rites associated with royalty and used as metaphors for war. (See 'The Pengiun Dictionary of Symbols')
Comments: there are two studs on the back diagonally opposite each other.
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