Tankard - KING'S SHILLING - British Pewter


Every tankard tells a story. In addition to the personal story this tankard will tell for a special person, event or milestone, this beautiful pewter tankard tells a historical story of the significance of 'accepting the King's shilling".  Turn this impressive tankard upside down to reveal a glass bottom, complete with enclosed shilling! One side of the tankard is plain and can be hand-engraved with names, dates or personalised messages.  The other side is embossed with the story of 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.' 

Beautifully crafted in Sheffield, tankards are gift-boxed, in stock and ready to send.  If you would like to add hand-engraving, please add it separately to your shopping basket.

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14cm high

10cm diameter base

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