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Iron lock plate of a casket

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posted on 2021-10-26, 19:39 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Iron bolt, length 7.6cm, but rods broken at ends. Familiar form with flat-iron shaped plate, with two holes in angular end, and iron rods projecting at each end, both with remains of iron-rod staples still corroded to the rods. This type of bolt belonged to the lock of the wooden box and was operated from outside by a special iron key which engaged the holes and drew the bolt through the hole in the box-lid.Authenication [from Faussett collection, Kingston 1771] by Mrs Warhurst, Liverpool City Museum. Not from Kingston grave 205 - see Douglas, Nenia Britannica pl. 10.8.For similar egs. cf. Kingston 205, 142, Gilton 52, Sibertswold 10, 100 (the only other candidate for this eg - others bigger), 151, 180, etc.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave Unk

Object ID

M6302

Catalogue Number

M 6302

Material

iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; iron) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

casket lock plate (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; bolt) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

box

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