At the finial, this large spoon has a crowned imperial eagle and a key
(St. Peter) which is from the flag of the Canton of Geneva. The
well made stem is twisty and has a
The bowl is gold washed -but I think that it was originally a silver
The coin is from the Geneva Republic and is dated 1723 (Respublica
The reverse is "post tenebrus lux" - -meaning "after the darkness
-- light", and is a reference to the Protestant Reformation and the
Calvinist motto (Geneva was the 'adopted' city of John Calvin)
This picture is from a later Swiss coin but it is very similar to the
bowl of this spoon.
Nice gold washed standing swiss bear finial on a twisty handle
The bowl is made from a gold washed 5 Batzen coin (4.15 gr silver) from
the Bern Canton and dated 1826
Zurich Canton 5 shilling
Featuring a nice finial of a lion with its paw on a
The lion is holding a sword and has the other paw on a
The inscription "moneta nova" (new money) is found on many European
The Reverse has the motto
"Pro Deo et Patria" (Latin)
"for God and Country"
The 5 shilling coin in this format was issued only in the years 1697
This coin is dated 1700
The shield is engraved with the name "Vevey".
Vevey is a town in the canton of Vaud on the north shore of Lake Geneva.
Vevey is also the town where milk chocolate was invented (1875) and is
the home of Nestle Corp.
this spoon is similar to the above spoon, except it is dated 1735
These coins were issued from (1718-1753)
the standing lion side says "moneta reipub"
There is a canton engraved on the shield -but I can't read it.
this entire spoon has been gold washed
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