NLM-122009: Post-Medieval to Modern Barrel Tap

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Unique ID: NLM-122009

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy Barrel Tap fragment. Tapered cylindrical strainer with 16 holes drilled in four lines along its sides and three holes in its flat end; the other end is open. The object has fluted sides which would enhance its grip when hammered into the tap hole of a barrel. The holes are intended to prevent detritus at the bottom of the barrel from being drawn off when the barrel tap was operated. One side of the wider end is thinned by wear, presumably occasioned by the recurrent insertion of the tap at from the same angle or from its use. Suggested date: Post-Medieval to Modern, 1850-1950.

Length: 42.2mm, Diameter: 18.3mm, Thickness (wall): 2.7mm, Weight: 26.92gms.

Class: Barrel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Circa AD 1950

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 42.2 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 26.92 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 14th August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM26527

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Corringham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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