MAS-D100227: MAS-D100227; Kent; Bottle; Image 1 of 1

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Unique ID: MAS-D100227

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Bordeaux style bottle manufactured in clear aquamarine coloured glass, though weathering has caused the colours to distort and becom pearlescent towards the base of the vessel. It has a wide and straight neck and is finished in the applied ring or champagne style. The body is cylindrical, with low profile rounded shoulders. The height of the bottle is approximately 230 mm, the diameter of the body 60 mm and the neck 30 mm. Though this bottle is smaller than the more common 300 mm tall, 750 ml wine bottles it is most likely a wine bottle. It's clear colour suggests a dessert or sweet wine, at the very least a vessel for white rather than red wine.


This item was found with a brass valve (MAS-D100228).

These items were recovered from the wreck SS Latona. Built in 1856 in the United States by J S & J R Wolf, the SS Latona was a steam ship registered in Liverpool, UK. Whilst on passage from London to Genoa the Latona collided with the SS Silistria on the 30th January 1876 off Shakespeare Cliff, Dover. Though she sank immediately the crew were saved by the Silistria, which was subsequently taken in tow to London. Items, including spoons, have been recovered from the wreck site with the spoons bearing the vessels name used to identify the remains. NRHE and East Sussex HER reference numbers cited in this record refer to the wreck of SS Latona.

Class: Container
Sub class: Storage container. Food and liquid storage container

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Wreck details

Droit number: 303/18


Date to: Exactly AD 1876

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 230 mm
Diameter: 60 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Joaquin Callejo Gomez

Other reference numbers

NRHE monument number: 813423
Other reference: Kent HER: TR 23 SE 23
Droit ID: 303/18

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Manufacture method: Blown
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2833
Four figure Latitude: 51.05106676
Four figure longitude: 1.25173598
1:25K map: TR2833
1:10K map: TR23SE
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Diving
Discovery circumstances: Dover, known locally as SS Latona
Current location: With finder

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Tuesday 25th September 2018
Updated: Thursday 26th March 2020

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