Roman Bronze Key

An ancient Roman bronze ring key with a bit that has deep rectangular teeth.

Ca. 2nd - 4th century AD.
Length: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm).
Confer keys and lock mechanisms: Rieche & Schalles, Arbeit. Handwerk und Berfude in der romischen Stadt, (Cologne, 1994), pp. 46-47.
Formerly in an English private collection.
Inv#: 8076
Guaranteed Authentic


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