MONACO SOUVENIR SPOONS
Monaco is a constitutional Republic comprising less than one square
mile (second smallest country) and located on the French Riviera.
It is surrounded on three sides by France and the fourth is the
With a population of about 36000 inhabitants it is the most densely
populated country in the world.
Monaco has been ruled by the House of Grimaldi since 1297. The family
very powerful in nearby Genoa
but due to constant politics and war, the family changed its base of
operations to Monaco.
1. finial depicting a variation of the House of Grimaldi coat-of-arms.
The bowl is engraved 'Monte Carlo'. The spoon has a French minerva
silver mark indicating second quality silver.
Monte Carlo is the most populace quarter of Monaco (it is not a
2. The finial has a different version of the House of Grimald's
coat-of-arms. The bowl has a stamp saying 'metal argent' which might be
a very unusual marking for silver or it could mean that this is just a
The handle of this spoon is a very strange shape -it is wider in the
center and very deep and thick. I have been unable to figure out what
it is suppose to represent and
can use the help of my readers. Contact me
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