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PIPE TAMPER

Unique ID: OXON-A8C4AC

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy probable pipe tamper of Post-Medieval date (AD 1600-1800). The object consists of a pedestal style, with a flat circular base and circular sectioned conical shaft with a circumferential raised collar. The object then tapers to a sharp point. On the base there are the initials in low-relief 'HT'. The tamper measures 33.09mm long, 15.42mm diameter, weighs 4.81g. The surface has an incomplete mid to dark green patina.

The base would be used for tamping down the tobacco in the bowl of a pipe as it is being packed, as well as for crushing the ash together to aid relighting, whilst the narrow pick would be used to clear debris from the bowl. Similar examples can be found at DUR-AF66A1, LANCUM-0C032A, HESH-5F01A5 and WAW-65B8D7.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33.09 mm
Weight: 4.81 g
Diameter: 15.42 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2021 - Tuesday 21st September 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2582

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Shilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2408
Four figure Latitude: 51.77016505
Four figure longitude: -1.65359345
1:25K map: SP2408
1:10K map: SP20NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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