MAS-D100190: MAS-D100190; Containers; East Sussex; 1 of 4

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Unique ID: MAS-D100190

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

This find is a figurine measuring 145 mm in length with a diameter of 65mm. It depicts a man wearing a three cornered hat with holes in its top. In consultation with Wessex Archaeology finds specialist, Lorraine Mepham, this item has been identified as a 19th century Toby jug pepper pot figure, probably dating to around 1840 - 1860. For some unknown reason the figurine has lost most of its colour, as it's more usual to see these figures with different coloured clothing to go with the blue jacket. Research has found that these are commonly known as "Staffordshire" Toby pepper pots and that the figure is actually holding a mug of ale. It should have a hole in the bottom where the cork would have been placed once filled. As this figure was found in isolation, it is not clear whether it was part of the sunken vessel's cargo, a posession of the crew/passengers, a mess item, or an object discarded/lost over an earlier wreck site by chance.


This item was found with engine part (MAS-D100193).

Class: Container

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Wreck details

Droit number: 118/18


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 145 mm
Diameter: 65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Joaquin Callejo Gomez
Identified by: Lorraine Mepham

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 118/18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TV7689
Four figure Latitude: 50.67405623
Four figure longitude: 0.48951592
1:25K map: TV7689
1:10K map: TV79NE
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Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Diving
Current location: With finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Thursday 21st June 2018
Updated: Thursday 26th March 2020

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