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Copper-alloy key

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posted on 2021-10-27, 19:24 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze key, length 15.1cm. At top a perforated lobe, now broken, for suspension, then a long flat shank hammered out at right angles to loop, decorated on one face only by border rows of in-facing latticed triangle stamps. Below this the shank is round sectioned, and at bottom is the remains of the key terminal - one side broken off and break worn so obviously done in antiquity, the other has a horizontal bar with two upright prongs or wards.

History

Grave ID

Sibertswold Downs Grave 101

Object ID

M6453

Catalogue Number

M 6453

Material

copper alloy (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze) (Antiquarian Material; brass)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

key (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; N/A) (Antiquarian Keyword; instrument)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

key

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