A spectacular and historically important 18th century coin tankard of significance to the legal profession or anyone interested in human rights. The tankard,which dates from circa 1779 is with a gadrooned base and folded foot and has milled thread decoration to the top. A Charles II silver Maundy fourpence coin, dated 1679, is contained within the base thus the tankard commemorates 100 years of the 'Habeas Corpus Act of Parliament' which required a court to examine the lawfulness of a prisoner's detention preventing unlawful or arbitrary imprisonment. A rare, Georgian item of museum quality remaining in excellent original condition.
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