Selection of silver and gold objects and coins: 16th- 17th century
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Selection of silver and gold objects and coins. Objects like these would be used as Lottery prizes. Virginian Lotteries were set up in London to raise cash for the settlement. Lucky winners would receive bags of coins or gold and silver vessels. From top left to top right: A silver-gilt standing salt of square form and domed cover, decorated with mannerist repousee floral strapwork, formalized blooms and ogee-style mouldings. Silver spoon with a Maidenhead knop and guilded silver spoon with The spoon has an hexagonal tapering stem. Group of rings and coins. Silver repousee beaker.
1500 AD - 1600 AD