1 Pint Shilling Tankard (Shilling Trapped In Glass)

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£48.00

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1 Pint Shilling Tankard (Shilling Trapped in Glass).

One trick supposedly employed by press gangs was to slip the shilling into a drink. If the prospective soldier drank the drink to the bottom (so that the shilling was now visible), it was taken as a sign that they had accepted impressment.

It is believed that glass bottomed tankards became popular as a result of this practise.

This is believed to be the origin of the phrase “to be taken for a mug.”

Supplied in a high quality gift box.

Dimensions Height 125mm. Diameter base 115mm.