……THIS IS A VERY RARE SURVIVOUR (SIC) OF THIS PERIOD.
THE “TOUCH MARKS ” (LIKE SILVER MARK EQUIVALENTS) GIVE THE DATE.
AS YOU MAY KNOW IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT TASK TO GET MEN TO JOIN THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE 1700`S, SINCE THE CONDITIONS WERE SO TERRIBLE, AND THE SURVIVAL RATE , EVEN WITHOUT SEEING ACTION, WAS VERY POOR.
IT WAS THE PRACTICE OF THE DAY TO GO INTO THE TAVERNS(PUBS) AND GET MEN TO TAKE “THE KING`S SHILLING” A SILVER COIN AND BY DOING SO JOINING UP BY DEFAULT!!!! SO DECEPTION WAS NEEDED, THUS THE COIN WAS SLIPPED INTO THE DRINK AND ONLY WHEN IT WAS FINISHED WAS THE COIN SEEN……TOO LATE…….
AS I SAID AT THE BEGINNING THIS IS A RARE CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY THAT CAN ONLY COME UP OUT OF VERY RARE COLLECTIONS OR MORE COMMONLY ONLY FOUND IN MUSEUMS…….. Starting bid: GBP 50.00 (Approximately US .52) It’s amazing how a simple question as: “Why did Glass-Bottom Tankards originate? An Internet search quickly confirmed that there are at least three popular explanations for its development.
“I had always believed that the origin of the Glass-Bottom Tankard was related to keeping a wary eye on your surroundings and fellow drinkers.
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Beer steins are a favored gift in Germany, frequently being inscribed with the owner's name and the date of a special occasion on the pewter lid or rim.Would we be witnessing a pivotal historical event or simply peering into the everyday life of a commoner?As we walk through museums and visit historical sites, most of us would admit that it is irresistible to think of how life might have been lived at a different time.I have always had a fascination with the past and sought to understand it.If we could look into the past, look into our favorite period of history, what would we see?Those with less craftsmanship are presumed to be of recent vintage and worth far less.