AUSTRIAN COIN BOWL SPOONS
This is an interesting small hand made coin bowl spoon which
commemorates the Tyrolian
Rebellion of 1809
In 1809 a band of peasants led by Andreas Hofer revolted against the
occupation of their homeland by French and Bavarian troops under
During this short lived rebellion only one style of coin was
minted. In good condition this is a very rare silver coin.
This 20 Kreuzer coin was only minted in 1809 and made out of
quality silver and it is about 27mm or about the size of a quarter.
Also notice there there are two tiny teeth mounted at the finial with
silver wire wrap.
Apparently the Bavarian occupation government angered the local
populace by raising taxes and barring the export of cattle (and other
items) into Bavaria and
also banning religious customs which were considered to be a important
part of the Tyrolean culture.
I suspect that these are the teeth from some type of cow.
The bowls are Bavarian 30 Kreuzers and are dated
1724 and 1731.
Front and reverse views shown
This is a better picture of the coin
Emanuel Maximilian II (1679-1726), 30 Kreuzer, draped bust of the king
right, MAX EMA H I B C REX, rev., rampant lion holding sword and
This 1753 Bavarian Thaler features King Maximilian Joseph
the front and the back features the Madonna and Child
In 1750 the quality and size of these coins was reduced.
The monetary agreement between Austria and Bavaria in 1753 began the
period of the Conventionsthaler, a Thaler set at 10 to equal one
Cologne Mark of silver.
Its weight was 28.0g with a fineness of 833.0. Over time this coin
spread into a large portion of central and southern Germany.
The full maned standing lion at the finial of this spoon is cast
and is very heavy. The lion is used on the coat of arms of Bavaria.
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