Communion spoon

Communion spoon
Communion spoon
Communion spoon
Communion spoon
Communion spoon
Communion spoon
Title
Communion spoon
Date 
1727-1760
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in. ( 12.7 x 3.5 x 1 cm )
Description 
Silver communion spoon made of two English coins from the reign of George II and James II, between a twisted stem; bowl coin with a wreathed bust of George surrounded by the inscription, "GEORGIUS * II * DEI * GRATIA * LIMA" on the front and an Avellan cross surounded by the four crests of Great Britian, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, each surmounted by a crown and surounded by the inscription, "FTLD * SRI * ATETE J7 45 * MBFET * HREXFD" in roman letters; handle coin with a wreathed bust of James II surrounded by the inscription, "JACOBUS II * DEI * GRATIA" on the front and crowned "II" surrounded by the inscription, "80 MAG *BR * FRA * ET * HIB * REX * 16" in roman letters.
Credit Line 
Gift of M. F. Savage
Object Number 
1926.6
Marks 
stamped: on the front of the bowl coin: "GEORGIUS * II * DEI * GRATIA * LIMA" in roman letters stamped: on the underside of the bowl coin: an Avellan cross surounded by the four crests of Great Britian, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, each surmounted by a crown and surounded by the inscription, "FTLD * SRI * ATETE J7 45 * MBFET * HREXFD" in roman letters stamped: on the front of the handle coin: "JACOBUS II * DEI * GRATIA" in roman letters stamped: on the underside of the handle coin: a crowned "II" surrounded by "80 MAG *BR * FRA * ET * HIB * REX * 16" in roman letters
Gallery Label 
According to the donor this spoon was used before the American Revolution.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group