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Brass and/or Copper Effigy

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- Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:48:13 EST HG5zdpC2 No.56229
File: 1445917693663.jpg -(7196B / 7.03KB, 192x159) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Brass and/or Copper Effigy
Hello /HIS/, It's been a very long time since I last posted on here, so please forgive me if I mess anything up...
I recently purchased two small, brass (or copper), horse-like figurines from a small estate sale. I myself have a degree in anthropology/archeology and feel as though these pieces may have historical and/or cultural significance, but do not know where to start in regards to research. Both of these figurines seem very old based upon their patina, and each features a square hole on their underside.
My question to you is this: Has anyone ever seen anything like these? Are they some type of effigy or ceremonial item? Can anyone identify the type of animal these items portray? Any help would be greatly appreciated even if they do turn out to be simply junk.
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Augustus Nicklestone - Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:20:37 EST /F/VROSe No.56233 Reply
Cool thumbnail. 19th or 20th Century tat would be my first guess. The older they are, the less likely those fine holes are to have survived intact. It looks like lost-wax casting and the holes at the bottom may suggest production in volume. You'd want to talk to someone who knows about casting about that though.

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