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A 330-year-old spoon that its owners thought was worthless has sold for a whopping £14,000.<br />
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The silverware would have been bought as an extravagant souvenir by a wealthy tourist on the frozen Thames in 1684 when London was subject to such bad weather the whole river turned to ice.<br />
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But the antique trinket was discovered at a home in Dunster, Somerset, where the owner kept it in a small, dusty cabinet among ornaments.<br />
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It was discovered after the woman died when her two daughters asked a valuer from Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne to assess the various items in the house.