Lot 330: Roman Key Group
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-3rd century AD. A mixed group of keys comprising: one with thick D-section bronze bow, tubular shank and rectangular bit; two flat-section bronze shanks with right-angled bit; one a hexagonal iron bow with square block finial, D-shaped shank with median split and bits to the inner edges. See Allason-Jones, L. & Miket, R. The Catalogue of Small Finds from South Shields Roman Fort, Newcastle, 1984, items 343-53 for types. 48 grams total, 33-63mm (1 1/4 - 2 1/2"). Property of a private collector; acquired before 1975. 
Condition Report: Mainly fine condition.