Lot 1157: Viking Lock and Keys Set
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 9th-11th century AD. An iron lock and key set comprising: a padlock with ribbed tubular case and staple, frontal slot; a latch-lifter key with voided square panel; a latch-lifter with voided disc; a key with teeth to both faces. See Pall, M. Schlüssel und Schlösser, Graz, 2012 for discussion. 104 grams, 16.5cm overall (6 1/2"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972.
Condition Report: Fine condition.