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Heavy Gauge King's Shilling Pewter Tankard One Pint HG170

Heavy Gauge King's Shilling Pewter Tankard One Pint

Our Heavy Gauge King's Shilling Pewter Tankard One Pint measures 7.00 inches tall by 4.00 inches wide. This beautiful heavy weight one pint pewter tankard is one of the most iconic and historically significant tankards telling as it does the story of how Naval press gangs used to trick drinkers to enlist using glass bottomed tankards. The straight sided, heavy gauge tankard is complete with text that reads; 'The King's Shilling, England's navy while being the life line for the small island nation were always short of trained sailors. To get more men to join the navy the press gangs were sent out to recruit men between the ages of 18 and 55 some would be knocked unconscious, threatened with a sword, pistol or musket, or plied with ale. Others would find a shilling at the bottom of their tankard of ale and since they were in possession for the king's shilling, they were in the navy. This led to landlords using glass bottom tankards.' The tankard is completed with its own glass bottom, complete with enclosed Shilling and a gorgeous Worcester rope style handle to give it a historic and striking overall look, as well as having the added interest of the story which it tells.

Key Features:
Made of Fine Pewter with Mirror Finish
Makes a Great Gift for Graduations and Weddings
A must have for the Medieval or Renaissance Faires
Will not Tarnish

Measurements:
7.00 inches tall by 4.00 inches wide

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SKU#: 23-1004
MSRP:$95.00
Price: $90.00
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