NMS-19B3AE: Post Medieval spigot tap

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Unique ID: NMS-19B3AE

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Post-medieval copper alloy tap, horizontal tube for insertion into a barrel (length 51mm), tapering from an externally faceted vertical housing (external diameter 17mm) for a cylindrical tap with the integral handle cast in the form of a flat-sectioned cockerel with engraved ring-and-dots for eyes (height 52mm). The spout of the tap is a cast highly stylised animal-head with a short cylindrical tube emerging from its mouth (length 21mm). Total length 89mm. Weight 66.67g. Green glass beads have been inserted into the openings at both ends. 16th - 17th century.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Exactly AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 89 mm
Height: 52 mm
Weight: 66.67 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th November 2014 - Monday 19th January 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Steven Ashley
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 51162
Other reference: NMD012015

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Fincham

Spatial coordinates

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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