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    Posted 7 months ago

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    This Piece Belongs In a Museum.. Magnificent... Breath Taking... "18 Karat Solid Gold" Twist pattern Tip on handle also solid gold. It is unusual to find punch ladles in solid gold, This Piece could of Have belonged to someone very wealthy, maybe Royal?.

    Multiple Times Tested and confirmed solid 18 karat solid gold AT 4 Pawn Shops, Plus also a video of it being tested on youT.

    Measures about: n 13" 1/2 inches long overall Whale bone Handle and tip

    Cup measures 2.18 Inch radius, x 1 inch vertically

    Cup Weighs 37 Grams of 18K Gold not counting the gold tip.

    Any Info Is greatly appreciated. Cheers

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    1. ponceraul619 ponceraul619, 7 months ago
    2. keramikos, 7 months ago
      ponceraul619, Beautiful. :-)

      Thus far I've been unable to identify that circular privy mark to the left of the date on the Louis XV 1 d'or 1724-K coin:


      In early modern France (1600's and 1700's) up to four marks could appear on a coin: the mintmark letter, the mint director's mark, the mark of the engraver that actually made the particular die being used and the mark of the Engraver-General (the chief engraver of the country).


      Here is another with that same privy mark:

      Here's another with salt water-damage:
    3. keramikos, 7 months ago
      Revisiting this.

      I've been frustrated trying to get more information on that circular privy mark to the left of the date. It's probably the mint director's privy mark (in this case, the "K" mark means the Bordeaux mint), but that's as much as I've been able to find out about it (some listings of other French coins with different privy marks even identify the mint director by name).

      Here is a Louis XV 1 d'or coin from 1729 with multiple privy marks:

      You're right that a solid gold coin ladle is unusual, because I found more than a few silver coin ladles on the Internet, but none in solid gold besides yours.

      Being that 1724 was the first full year that Louis XV ruled in his own right, I suspect that's why a 1724 Louis XV 1 d'or coin might have been used in the base of of a special, gold ladle.

      Here's some background on coin ladles:

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