Coin Silver (?) 5-1/2" spoon

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hpidaves
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Coin Silver (?) 5-1/2" spoon

Postby hpidaves » Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:51 pm

This appears to be solid silver, but I'm not sure if it's American Coin or foreign solid silver.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks,
Dave

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AG2012
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Re: Coin Silver (?) 5-1/2" spoon

Postby AG2012 » Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:07 pm

Hi,
It was made in Denmark (first mark on top three towers of Copenhagen,year cannot be deciphered).
OM is assay master Cristian Olsen Moeller who worked 1831- 1840.
See here:
https://www.925-1000.com/dm_Assay.html

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Re: Coin Silver (?) 5-1/2" spoon

Postby hpidaves » Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:44 pm

Thank you -- I thought it might be Scandinavian. I remembered seeing three towers before, but couldn't remember what they meant.

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Re: Coin Silver (?) 5-1/2" spoon

Postby Qrt.S » Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:04 am

Yes the assayer/guardein (uppsidedown M-mark) is Møller but assayers didn't make anything! They were officials guaranteeing the fineness only. I believe the OM mark belongs to the maker and he would be Ole Peter Mønichen 1803-1853 (He made spoons). He was active in Copenhagen 1830-1846. Then he moved to Helsingør and worked there 1846-1853. His widow continued with the business to 1860. The last mark is the zodiac mark and it looks like the lion 22.7-21.8....but....?


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