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Hello Room, Dug this recently while metal detecting a beach on St. Croix USVI. Spoon was found underwater approx. 2-3’ feet deep in sand approx. 3-4 inches. It had been in the water a while as it is somewhat corroded. Copper seams to be sticking out of bottom of spoon under lower end.

Has a few ID marks as follows.
Spoon is approx. 10”-12” inches long.
Lion on the front is looking left with top paws in a “fighting stance”. Lower legs are in a “gymnastics” type split. Hope you can help and TY ahead of time
Respectfully,
Roger P.
Stafford Va. USA .

The lion is of no significance, being the armorial of the original owner. The other marks show that the spoon is electroplated and made by the Birmingham (England) company Elkington & Co. The letter “H” is Elkington’s private date code used, it is believed, in 1870.

Phil