Horse brass: Tower of London. Round border. Type: cast brass. Date: 1825-1939.
The Tower of London's primary functions were a fortress, a royal palace, and a prison.
Donation from Mr W. J. Haysom, 30/06/1982
England, Great Britain, 1825-1939
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.
The words "Tower of London" are marked at the top and bottom.
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