One of several ceremonial spades in the museum collection, this beautiful silver one was made for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It is solid silver, the spade having a shield-shaped blade, both top corners of which are engraved in a leaf design, above the inscription is engraved the figure of St. Duthus with the words St. Duthus EST BEATUS on either side. The shaft is plain except for a raised decorative end and two raised rings around the lower half. Inscribed and engraved on the face of the blade - Presented to E.H. McK Matheson Esq. Provost of Tain on the occasion of his planting a tree on Tain links in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of her Majesty Queen Victoria 22nd June 1897.
|Cat No.||Not specified.|
|Date added||May 20th, 2021|
|Added by||Tain & District Museum|