There seems to be a dispute growing over this precious artefact. Clearly it is a wargame "objective marker", usable across a variety of rule-sets and scales. Very, very versatile. Purchased for the princely sum of 50p from a charity shop (see below, a bargain):
However my daughter seems to be misinformed .. she erroneously thinks it belongs with her Lego Friends and small miniature animal set and not part of a Malburian battlefield!
Note: Some of those 'small farm animals' have a "better use" than hanging around with dubious looking Lego Friends!