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Georgian glass coin tankard commemorating the 'Habeas Corpus Act'


Code: GDE3084


H: 21cm (8.3")Di: 10.5cm (4.1")

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.