Tankard King Shilling 1pt

Code: 9000000259
  • £84.00
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The King's Shilling Pewter 1pt Tankard with glass Bottom

This beautiful heavy weight one pint pewter tankard is one of the most iconic and historically significant tankards of the English Pewter Company range, 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 of 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 rope style handle to give it a historic and striking overall look. To make the gift extra special, a personalised message can be added to the item by opting for our engraving service. Each heavy style pewter tankard is supplied in our luxurious silk lined gift box as shown and comes complete with black velvet presentation bag.

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Returns are accepted within 30 days of purchase & are fully refundable or exchangeable, subject to the item having not been worn. Please return the item(s) in its original packaging with the receipt or order reference.

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