• we live in Canada & have a spoon almost identical to this,

    Ours has the lock on the folding handle. we were told by antique appraisers, that it was most likely carried by a Priest to administer Last Rights to the dying. Does the engraving translate " Remember We Shall Die" ?

  • Yes, that is correct, the phrase engraved on spoon NF.1980-0045 is Memento mori, a Latin phrase translated as "Remember your mortality", "Remember you must die".

    Ufortunately we have little further information concerning the spoon.

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