MAS-D100129: MAS-D100129; Kent; Bottle; Image 2 of 2

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Unique ID: MAS-D100129

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two bottles with dark glass. Both appear to be 250 mm from finish to base and 50 mm in diameter. One bottle is dark green and the other black. Both have been encrusted and marked with biological activity, which could be mistaken for ornate symbols and badges. Neither are corked or stoppered. Both are very similar in style with straight bodies, rounded and slightly abrupt shoulders that lead into slightly bulging necks before an applied wine finish. From this shape and size, both bottles are assumed to be wine bottles, or perhaps liquor bottles from the 19-20th century.

The finish of the bottles is what's known as a packer finish. The primary diagnostic feature of the packer finish is that it has the same diameter from top to bottom (no flare) and is moderately tall. The outside surface of the finish is generally flat, though can sometimes be very slightly concave or convex. The packer finish can be found on just about any type or class of bottle that held liquid or semi-liquid products. This style of finish can also be found on bottles dating from the mid-19th century through the early machine-made bottle era (i.e, up through the 1920s). Thus, the style by itself has little utility for either dating or typing ( Accessed March 2020). If the bottles have kicked bases, it would indicate a wine bottle, while a flat base would indicate a beer bottle.


This items was found with two bowls (MAS-D100127), one brass hinge (MAS-D100128), one ceramic mug (MAS-D100130) and one copper lid (MAS-D100150).

Wreck details

Droit number: 312/17


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 250 mm
Width: 50 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th September 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robbie Trevelyan

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 312/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Manufacture method: Blown
Completeness: Complete

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Monday 9th October 2017
Updated: Friday 27th March 2020

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