ITALIAN COIN SPOONS


CARLO LUDOVICO OF BORBONE 1803-1807 AS KING OF ETRURIA
UNDER THE REGENCY OF HIS MOTHER QUEEN  MARIA ALOVSIA


old european coin spoon
This spoon has a fleur-de-lys at the finial and a winged angel near the stem base.
This spoon bowl coin is dated 1804 and was issued by Tuscany, Italy in honor of King Carolus and his mother Queen Marie Alovsia.
I found a reference to where this coin was once displayed by the US Mint


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


cross barbee coin spoon two sicilies ferdinand

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

ferdinand 1853 coin spoonferdinand coin spoon

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.





Italian coin spoon

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 his neck




I do, however, enjoy the 3 dimensional finials on these spoons


carolus coin spoon italy 1695

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



carolus 11 coin spooncarolus 11 coin spoon

Front and back views of  this nice King Carolus 11  1/2 Ducato, 50 grana type 2 silver coin weighing 11 grams



leopold 11 coin spoon italian mercury

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 silver (24mm)
leopold 11 spoon




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