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1 Pint Shilling Tankard (Shilling Trapped in Glass)

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£40.00
1 Pint Shilling Tankard (Shilling Trapped in Glass)
Height 125mm
Diameter base 115mm

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

Product Code : B999KS

1 Pint Shilling Tankard (Shilling Trapped in Glass)

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1 Pint Shilling Tankard (Shilling Trapped in Glass) Height 125mm Diameter base 115mm 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

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