SUR-709380: Post medieval: Possible barrel tap

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TAP

Unique ID: SUR-709380

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A cast copper alloy tapering cylinder measuring 68.29mm in length. Near the wider end is a goup of three cast and rounded chevrons. Within the chevron group is a small circular countersunk hole. Remains of a white metal coating survive on the surface.

The purpose of this object is unclear. It has the appearance of the spigot for a barrel tap but the lack of any grip to prevent the spigot turning in the wood argues against this interpretation.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1650
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 68.29 mm
Weight: 32.71 g
Diameter: 15.46 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B14-659

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5783
Four figure Latitude: 51.54302702
Four figure longitude: -1.17946233
1:25K map: SU5783
1:10K map: SU58SE
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

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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