Key



Accession Number
W990
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Metalwork case
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural element, Door, Key
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Iron)
Measurements
Length: 122mm | Width: 48mm | Depth: 22mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Iron key with round bow, plain shaft, and two remaining bits (another is now missing). Roman period. For keys see Haddad, N. 2016. Critical review, assessment and investigation of ancient technology. Evolution of door locking mechanisms in S.E. Mediterranean. 'Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry', Vol. 16, 53-74. Purchased by Wellcome in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.