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This tankard is one of at least 27 found on the Mary Rose. Made of beech, oak, pine, poplar and willow and lined internally with pitch. It was recovered from the orlop deck.

Made from seven staves and held together with hoops, this tankard also retained much of the pitch lining that made it watertight. Oak, poplar, pine, beech and willow were all used in its construction.

A small “X” shaped mark can clearly be seen on the lid and this is probably a mark to indicate ownership.

Like most of the tankards recovered, this one would have held around a pint. The crewman who owned this (it lacks any official markings, suggesting it was personal property rather than ship’s issue) would have collected his day’s ration of a gallon of light beer over the course of the day.