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Wentworth Pewter King's Shilling Glass Bottom Tankard (Sup) - 19ozThis Wentworth Pewter King's Shilling Tankard (Med) features a plain handle and barrel, and Shilling between the glasses in the bottom of the tankard.
This comes from the tale\myth that:
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 England's 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.
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5 1/4 in. tall - 4 1/8 in. base - 3 1/4 in. rim
holds 19 oz. - 15.3 oz wt
Wentworth Pewter King's Shilling Glass Bottom Tankard (Sup) - 19oz - Pewter Tankards and Steins