Anglo-Saxon 'Round Bow' Casket Key 020535

Anglo-Saxon 'Round Bow' Casket Key 020535
Anglo-Saxon 'Round Bow' Casket Key
Copper-alloy, 11.22 grams, 47.20 mm. 10th-11th century AD. A neat cast key comprising a discoid bow with integral suspension loop developing into a circular shaft with a locating hole in the forward end, and a toothed left edge to the bit. The key is made for right-handed operation with clockwise rotation. reference: cf. voided-bow key from Barham in West, S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Material From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 pl.6 no.58. Extremely fine condition. Provenance: found Saxmundham, Suffolk, England.
 
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