Georgian Glass Jug With Charles II Half Groat 1780-90

£225.00

Product Code:23111307

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Description

Heading : Georgian Glass Jug With Charles II Half Groat
Period : George III
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Engraved with floral sprigs and SB. Top down applied handle with ribbon lower terminal. Gadrooned lower bowl
Stem : Anaular merese and hollow ball knop containing a Charles II early milled issue silver half groat ( 1660-62) above a short capstan
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead
Size :  Height 14cms
Condition : Excellent
Restoration : None
Weight: 382g

This is one of the very few occasions where the coin inside the knop is worth more that the glass and would usually have been smashed to extract the numismatic component a long time ago.

It is also worth querying the reason why a coin from a Stuart monarch was used during the Hanoverian period.

Additional information

Weight250 g

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