LON-604625: Post-Medieval Tap

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Unique ID: LON-604625

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Copper alloy tap top from a barrel or other vessel. The top of the tap is in the form of three openwork rings arranged in a trefoil. This section is flat with file marks on each side. In the centre of the three rings on one side is a maker's mark in the form of a crescent moon with a face, facing left. The lower section is cylindrical, tapering slightly to the bottom. There is a cylindrical hole bored through the middle of this section from front to back.

For the form see Baart (1977, 354-355; nos 661, 667-668).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 98 mm
Width: 43 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 76.5 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 26th May 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Eleanor Ghey
Identified by: Dr Eleanor Ghey

Other reference numbers

Museum accession number: 4699/14

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Newham (London Borough)
To be known as: Custom House area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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