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The Standard of the White Horse more
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A white horse rears up; it is set in a circular frame or cartouche with sword-hilts and an axe-head nearby.
The White Horse was made by cutting away the grass on the side of a hill in the shape of a horse, and letting the white chalk show through; it is not Anglo-Saxon, as incorrectly suggested in the following abstract, but dates from 1,000BC (give or take some 400 years), and the coins with the same horse symbol on them are from the Iron Age, long before the Romans arrived in Britain. The picture here looks nothing like the White Horse of Uffington; the suggestion is that the Anglo-Saxons used a banner of a white horse in battle. I have therefore not marked it as depicting a location.
There is a very remarkable object in Berkshire, not a great distance from