Anglo-Saxon 'Cast' Barrel Key 020418

Anglo-Saxon 'Cast' Barrel Key 020418
Anglo-Saxon 'Cast' Barrel Key
Copper-alloy, 4.68 grams, 37.38 mm. Circa 8th-10th century AD. A barrel key of Type III cast in copper-alloy. The bit is a simple bar with a right-angled tooth on the leading edge. The key has a thick shaft with hollow fore-end, solid circular bow and retaining knop. Reference: cf. simple openwork key from Barham in West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.122 item 58. Very fine condition. Provenance: found in the English Midlands.
 
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