NMS-2498B6: Medieval tap for vessel

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Unique ID: NMS-2498B6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval tap for vessel, cast flat-sectioned openwork finial, resembling a curtailed fleur-de-lis with damaged apex, springing from the top of a hollow tapering cylindrical case, pierced by a pair of opposed transverse holes to control the passage of liquid. Lead plug missing. Cf. Egan (1998) fig.189, no.746. Probably late 15th-16th century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1450
Date to: AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23 mm
Width: 10 mm
Thickness: 1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Swanton Abbott

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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