Roman Bronze Key

Roman Bronze Key

An ancient Roman bronze key with a suspension ring, that has a little nib on top, on a long handle perpendicular to the bit, which is flat and not notched.

Ca. 2nd - 4th century AD.
Length: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm).

Confer keys and lock mechanisms: Rieche & Schalles, Arbeit. Handwerk und Berfude in der romischen Stadt, (Cologne, 1994), pp. 46-47.

Formerly in a German private collection.

Inv#: 7648

$300



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