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Record ID: SOM-825C57
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy key for a small lock, probably on a casket dating to the period c. AD 1100 - 1500. The key has an oval bow formed of a loop which thickens on both sides towards the shank. The shank has a broadly oval cross section with flattened sides. There is a simple rectangular bit with a slightly expanded outer edge. The end of the shank has a small indentation. The key is 33.47mm long, the shaft is 20.47mm long, the bow is 12.97mm in diameter, the bit 10.88mm long by 3.99mm wide and the key weighs 3.88g. Egan (1998, p111) comments that small, crude keys with circ…
Created on: Thursday 1st September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shepton Beauchamp', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-583BC0
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman cast copper alloy key, dating to c. AD 150 - 410. The key is incomplete with only the openwork trilobate or 'fleur de lys' handle surviving and part of the shank. The trilobate section of the handle is rectangular in cross section with flat bases. The two outer lobes have thin open stems ending in outward curving circular openwork terminals. The central lobe is unusual, it again has a thin open stem, rising between the other two and widening as the curve outwards. At the top of the outer lobes however two pointed ended branches curve inwards and are joined together by a thin…
Created on: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Last updated: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-C06AC8
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval cast copper-alloy bow of a rotary key. The bow is lozenge-shaped with a knop on the top corner. The inner side is stepped in several places giving a slightly cruciform shape. The stem of the key is broken just below the a moulding or collar below the bow. The stem is circular in cross-section and probably drilled. There is incised line decorations over both the bow and collar which have been added by hand, it seems to be simple lines deliniating lozenge shapes although it is too worn to be certain. The collar is 9.3 by 8.2 mm thick. The bow of the key is 27.4 mm at its wide…
Created on: Thursday 13th May 2010
Last updated: Monday 17th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stone cum ebony', grid reference and parish protected.


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