Collections Up Close September

An unusual item in the Royal Armouries collection is a horse’s hoof that has been made into a presentation box. The hoof is mounted with a horseshoe and fetlock-shaped lid in silver gilt. The hoof came from ‘Prodigy’, a horse ridden during the Crimean War (1853–56). The lid of the box is engraved describing Prodigy’s exploits: The near hind hoof of Prodigy a Bay Charger who was present at the battle of Alma Sept 20. ridden during the flank marchRead more