Silver Ceremonial Spade

Silver Ceremonial Spade

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Object Description

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.

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Collections None specified.
Date added May 20th, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum