spoon (food processing & storage)

Small silver spoon with a bowl made from a curved Menelik coin. The concave side of the bowl shows the head of a man surrounded by text. The reverse of the bowl shows a lion holding a pennant and cross. The coin is soldered onto a twisted handle, topped by a roughly square, flat metal object that depicts a crowned lion holding a sceptre, with two hallmarks on the reverse.

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