ITALIAN COIN SPOONS
CARLO LUDOVICO OF BORBONE 1803-1807 AS KING OF ETRURIA
UNDER THE REGENCY OF HIS MOTHER QUEEN MARIA ALOVSIA
This spoon has a fleur-de-lys at the
finial and a winged angel near the
This spoon bowl coin is dated 1804 and was issued by Tuscany, Italy in
King Carolus and his mother Queen Marie Alovsia.
I found a reference to where this coin was once displayed by the US
This picture is of an 1805 coin, but
the same coin was issued from 1803 - 1807
DENA OF 10 LIRE
39.45 GRAMS SILVER 45mm
This is a nice hand made spoon featuring an unusual cross Barbee (a
French Heraldic symbol) finial mounted on a silver ball.
The bowl is shell shaped with a coin embedded in it. Just above the
coin is a winged female bust
This silver (.833) King Ferdinand dvs ii (4th portrait) coin
comes from the Two Sicilies Italian kingdom and is dated 1853.
The kingdom was formed by the unification of the Kingdom of Sicily and
the Kingdom of Naples in 1816 and was the largest
Italian kingdom at that point in time. It dissolved in 1860.
I have had these spoons for a long time and just made an assumption
that they were Italian coin spoons.
This coin has now been identified as being a silver one paolo
featuring Grand Duke Leopoldo ll of Tuscany (1824–1859).
There are also the initials DN below
I do, however, enjoy the 3 dimensional finials on these spoons
King Carolus 11 coin dated 1695 on a nice wire wrapped hande
Carlos Segundo was the king of Italy, Spain (and its overseas
empire), Naples and Sicily from 1661 to 1700.
He was the only surviving son of King Philip 1V of Spain
Front and back views of this nice King Carolus 11 1/2
Ducato, 50 grana type 2 silver coin weighing 11 grams
Nice three dimensional statue of the Roman God Mercury (Messenger god)
at the finial
A putti is at the stem bottom just above the solder joint.
Leopoldo 11 was the grand duke of Tuscany from 1824 - 1859 when he was
deposed in a bloodless coup
This coin is a Fiorino of 100 quattrini depicting Leopoldo 11 on
the obverse and dated 1856.
This type 2 coin was minted from 1842 - 1858 and weighs 6.88 grams of
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