Lot 356: Roman Strong-Box Fitting Group
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-3rd century AD. A set of bronze fittings for a strong-box comprising: rectangular plate with three slots and mounting holes; ten studs with large discoid heads (one in situ in the plate); two rectangular hasps each with staple and mounting hole; a latch with openwork panel; a ring with four lengths of chain; two rings, one with ferrous attachments; a discoid plaque with domed centre; a drop handle and attachment brackets; a ring with key shank and wards. 246 grams total, plaque: 12.5 x 11cm (5 x 4 1/4"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s. 
Condition Report: Mainly fine condition.