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Record ID: DOR-F3B53B
Object type: TAP
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy barrel tap with stylised zoomorphic decoration, The tap comprises a curving tube, constricted and tapering at one end and expanding into a stylised animal head with projectiong spout at the other. The tapered end is closed would have been inserted into a barrel. It has a small rectangular aperture on the side to allow the liquid in the barrel to pass into the tube of the tap when turned upwards (with the curving tube and spout pointing downwards). When turned 180 degrees the tap would be closed off. The animal head decoration has a brow ridge, concave muzzle and open mou…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th July 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-07BAF1
Object type: TAP
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A complete cast copper alloy barrel tap key (handle) of the post-Medieval to modern date, circa1700 - 1900. The key has an oval bow,circular-sectioned stem and hollow bit with triangular cross section.. The key has an even green patina and is in fine condition. Length of key: 55.72 mm. Width of bow 33.79 mm. Bit: 11.88 mm x 14.01 mm. Weight: 21 grams.
Created on: Monday 22nd September 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 10th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nr Wimborne', grid reference and parish protected.


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