DEV-8CDEC0:  DEV-8CDEC0 Barrel Key

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Unique ID: DEV-8CDEC0

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval copper alloy barrel tap part with fleur de lis style moulded handle measuring 34mm in width. Below the handle, there are three consecutive mouldings around the circumference of the shaft. The shaft, circular in horizontal section, tapers to 12mm diameter at the bottom. The item measures 75mm in length. The hole in the shaft served as the aperture through which liquid flowed into the tap's spout.Tap handles in the form of fleurs-de-lis are thought by Margeson (1993, 138) to be medieval in date.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 75 mm
Weight: 72 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Torridge (District)
Parish or ward: Weare Giffard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS4622
Four figure Latitude: 50.976763
Four figure longitude: -4.195007
1:25K map: SS4622
1:10K map: SS42SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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