Lot 327: Roman Ring Casket Key
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd-4th century AD. A bronze casket key on a barrel-shaped ring, with rectangular plaque and discoid extension, notched border and central cruciform void with pellets. Cf. Pall, M. Schlüssel und Schlösser, Graz, 2012, item 4490. 6.34 grams, 20mm overall, 16.21mm internal diameter (approximate size British K 1/2, USA 5 1/2, Europe 10.58, Japan 10) (3/4"). Property of an Essex, UK collector; acquired London art market, 1960s-1980s. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Very fine condition.