Horse Brass: Scottish Thistle

Horse Brass: Scottish Thistle


The Scottish Thistle is perhaps the best known symbol to represent Scotland. It has been written that the thistle was chosen as the Royal Badge of Scotland as a result of the Battle of Large in the year 1262. The Danish enemy, King Harco, had landed without detection and was advancing with his army under the cover of darkness. He stepped on a thistle with his bare foot and let out a howl of pain, alerting the Scotts of their encroachment. It is a symbol of retaliation and martyrdom. The first appearance of the thistle as a Royal Badge was in 1474 when it was stamped on the back of a silver coin of King James III.


Horse Brass: Scottish Thistle.

Made in England by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Individually hand-cast using the fines quality British brass.
Hand-filed and hand-polished after casting.
New. We built our inventory purchasing directly from ARMAC.

ARMAC Brassworks has been creating quality brasswares for more than 75 years. Cast using a pure first-run ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior colour and durability. Hand filed to remove any rough edges and hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of fine quality brass.

Additional information

Weight.20 lbs
Dimensions3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in