Back to simple search | Back to advanced search

    You searched for:

    • Free text search: casket key
    • Page: 2

  • Thumbnail image of NLM-955AE6

Record ID: NLM-955AE6
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy key. A small cast rotary key, probably for a casket. An oval section stem expands slightly between an oval loop with drilled aperture and a simple rectangular bit with single clefts front and back. The end of the stem is hollow, though only to a depth of c.3mm; the stem is now lightly bent. Suggested date: Medieval, 1200-1400. Length: 34.8mm, Height: 9.9mm, Thickness: 3.5mm, Weight: 2.56gms
Created on: Monday 12th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-45359F

Record ID: LIN-45359F
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy casket key. The key has a flat circular loop. The shank is rectangular in plan, oval in section, and is hollow at the terminal. A T-shaped bit extends from the shank.
Created on: Thursday 8th November 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: NMS-879F8D
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Corroded medieval rotary key for casket with broken round collared bow, damaged opposed clefts in simple bit, solid shank. Bow diameter c.14mm. Length 40mm. Bit 10 x 8.5mm. 13th - 15th century.
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of LIN-861696

Record ID: LIN-861696
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy Casket Key of Medieval date (AD1100 - 1500). It has a circular loop at the bow, a stem which is oval in cross section and hollow at the bit end. The bit is a simple T shape with a central cleft in both the leading and back edges. Length: 34mm, Width: 12mm, Thickness: 3mm, Weight: 4.12g.
Created on: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of NARC-2E3BC4

Record ID: NARC-2E3BC4
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Casket Key of Medieval date (AD 1100 - 1500). It has a circular loop at the bow, a stem which is oval in cross section and hollow at the bit end. The bit is a simple T shape with a central cleft in both the leading and back edges. Length: 33.00mm, Width: 12.73mm, Thickness: 3.44mm, Weight: 3.5g. Compare SWYOR-30FC34 and KENT-860B7B which cites Read, B., 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport : Portcullis Publishing, Fig.45. Also WILT-542C42 notes that "Several examples of similar casket …
Created on: Friday 26th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of YORYM-DEFC3D

Record ID: YORYM-DEFC3D
Object type: PADLOCK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy barb spring padlock case of medieval date, c. AD 1100 - 1300. The lock comprises a hollow cylindrical case with a rectangular pierced arm projecting upward from one end. A rectangular key aperture is present to the end, below the arm. The opposite end is broken and worn. The metal has a mid-green patina and is worn. The lock is 35.1mm long, 24.6, 2.4mm thick at the arm, the case is 12.8mm in diameter. The object weighs 16.5g. A similar padlock is illustrated in Egan (1998), p.93, fig.66. Egan suggests that such cases were used for small padlocks, probably c…
Created on: Monday 22nd October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-3489C9

Record ID: SUR-3489C9
Object type: PADLOCK
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy barrel type padlock, 24.7mm in length, dating to the 12th-15th century. The lock is sub-rounded in plan, with a hollow body and a T-shaped cross sectional profile. There are apertures at either end; one of which is T-shaped to receive the key and the other of which appears more rounded and would have housed a spring mechanism. This locking mechanism is now missing and would have had a loop at the other end of the spring terminal which would have accepted the tapering bar beneath the barrel, which still survives. Between the barrel and the bar is a square flange, at a rig…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-1E38C8

Record ID: SWYOR-1E38C8
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval, copper alloy casket key, dating from about AD 1150 - 1350. It has a lozenge shaped bow with a central, circular perforation, separated from the stem by a bulbous collar. The stem is hollow at the bit end, and there is a rectangular bit, curved on the leading and outer edge corner (furthest from the stem), with a cleft in the front or leading edge. The key has a rough, dark green grey patina. It is 37.8mm long, 10.5mm wide and 3.7mm thick. It weighs 3.59g. Compare DENO-21DA05 which notes that Geoff Egan dates such keys to the late 12th to late 14th century (1998, "The Mediev…
Created on: Monday 1st October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: SF-E112BA
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy casket key dating to the Medieval period, c. 1150-1400. It demonstrates a plain circular bow with a large central circular aperture, from the front of which projects a hollow OVAL-sectioned shank. At the opposing end of the shank, the bit extends downwards-being rectangular in plan with a single cleft (slightly offset to each other) cut out of each edge. Preserved in good condition with an even greenish patina, it measures 34.30mm long, 13.24mm in diameter at the bow, 3.76mm thick at the midpoint of the shank and weighs 3.71g. This is a common form of key-w…
Created on: Friday 28th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 28th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stow', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Image not taken

Record ID: SF-BC7C22
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper-alloy casket key dating to the Medieval period, c. 1150-1400. It demonstrates a plain circular bow with a large central circular aperture, from the front of which projects a hollow circular-sectioned shank. At the opposing end of the shank, the bit extends downwards-being rectangular in plan with a single cleft cut out of each edge. Preserved in good condition with an even greenish patina, it measures 35.46mm long, 13.06mm in diameter at the bow, 3.37mm thick at the midpoint of the shank and weighs 4.41g. This is a common form of key-with many comparable example…
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bury St Edmunds', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of YORYM-3AB3C2

Record ID: YORYM-3AB3C2
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy casket key of medieval date, c.AD 1150 - 1450. The key is small with an ovate cross section. A lozenge bow extends from one end of the stem with a collar where the two elements meet. The opposite end of the stem is flat with small circular knop which appears broken. A bit projects out at 90 degrees to the stem. The metal has a dark brown patina and is worn. The key is 36.5mm long and 3.9mm wide; the bow is 14.4mm wide; the bit is 8.1mm wide. It weighs 4.24g. YORYM-90621E is a parallel with a pointed projection extending from the end of the stem. Similar key…
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of HESH-276E37

Record ID: HESH-276E37
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a cast copper alloy key of probable medieval date (1150-1400). The key is incomplete and consists of the lower shank and bit. It is irregular in both plan and cross section and has been much abraded in the ploughsoil. The shank of the key is cylindrical and hollow, being oval in cross section. From the lower edge of the shank a sub-rectangular bit projects - a second bit / projection is lost due to an old break. The bit of the key has been abraded in the ploughsoil and is broadly rectangular in plan. From the leading edge of the bit a single rectangular wedge has been remov…
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Docklow', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-256864

Record ID: PUBLIC-256864
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy locking key of probable late medieval date. The key is in very good complete condition although the wards are filled with hardened soil. It has a lozenge shaped openwork bow with a tripartite knop at each angle, the central knop at the proximal end extends outward by 4.8mm, all the other knops are attenuated. Just below the bow is a raised double collar. The shank is rectangular in cross-section with rounded corners and is hollow, with a 4.8mm round aperture extending through the full length. The key bit consists of a complex plate c.23mm long by 9mm thick which has thr…
Created on: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 29th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-0C6D14

Record ID: SWYOR-0C6D14
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casket key of Medieval date, about AD 1100 - 1500. It has a lozenge shaped bow with a circular hole through it, and prohections at the corners; a stem which is oval in cross section and hollow at the bit end, with a collar near the bow; and a simple bit now damaged. It is 41.1mm long, 15.1mm wide and 3.4mm thick. It weighs 3.02gm. Compare SWYOR-0CDF31 and more generally KENT-860B7B which cites Read, B., 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport : Portcullis Publishing, Fig.45. Also WILT-542C42 notes …
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SWYOR-0C4A6B

Record ID: SWYOR-0C4A6B
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Wakefield
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy casket key of Medieval date, about AD 1100 - 1500. It has a circular loop at the bow, a stem which is oval in cross section and hollow at the bit end, and a simple T shaped bit with a central cleft in both the leading and back edges. It is 36.9mm long, 13.3mm wide and 4.5mm thick. It weighs 4.19gm. Compare SWYOR-30FC34 and KENT-860B7B which cites Read, B., 2001 Metal artefacts of antiquity: A catalogue of small finds from specific areas of the United Kingdom Langport : Portcullis Publishing, Fig.45. Also WILT-542C42 notes that "Several examples of similar casket keys we…
Created on: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of SUR-F59AAB

Record ID: SUR-F59AAB
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper allot key, 31.2mm long. The bow is oval and has a rectangular cross section, with a single collar at the shank. The bit has a triangular cross section and a bit comprised of two simple elements. Probably a rotary key for a casket, late 12th to 14th century.
Created on: Monday 17th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-E06A25

Record ID: PUBLIC-E06A25
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, cast copper-alloy casket key of medieval date. Description: The key is small, the shank being a flattened oval in cross-section. The shape of the bow is an openwork quatrefoil with the upper lobe broken and a piece missing. Where the bow meets the shank there is a moulded double collar. The shank is hollow and the simple bit projects at 90 degrees. The bit is square in shape with a single rectangular cleft on the leading edge. Measurements: Length 36.6mm: Width 14.26mm: Thickness 3.08mm: Weight 3.58g. Discussion: Similar keys are illustrated in Egan (1998), p.112, fig.86.
Created on: Sunday 16th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded.


  • Thumbnail image of PUBLIC-D4E8F6

Record ID: PUBLIC-D4E8F6
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy key, dating from circa AD 1300-1500. The key is incomplete, as the handle is missing and the wards are also damaged. The hollow shank is broadly circular in cross section with slightly flattened upper and lower sides and rounded outer edges. The shank is undecorated with an elaborate bit, which is 16mm deep and projects at a right angle from the shank. The bit consists of a rectangular plate 10.2mm wide with two forward facing wards. The lower is broken and only a stub remains, but the upper projects for 8mm before the tip is curved back directly opposite a 2mm do…
Created on: Saturday 15th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Osbaston', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-B97CF0

Record ID: LEIC-B97CF0
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval? copper alloy casket key, Length: 38 mm, width: 12 mm, thickness: 4 mm, diameter: 4 mm, weight: 3.55 g. The key consists of a circular loop sitting on a tapering circular cross sectioned shaft with a simple T hspaed bit.
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


  • Thumbnail image of LEIC-B96CC7

Record ID: LEIC-B96CC7
Object type: KEY (LOCKING)
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval copper alloy key Length: 79 mm, width: 30 mm, thickness: 8mm, weight: 39.56 g. The key consists of a rectangular bow which is aligned so that one of its corners sits in the shaft. The bow is decorated with four small circular holes aligned with the cardinal points. Its upper edge has a collared projection, rectangular in form and circular in cross section. This has an incised horizontal line on its outer surface and when viewed from above, a cross bar, formed of a plate which extends into the bows surface. The shank is sub circular in cross section, c. 8mm in diameter and hol…
Created on: Friday 14th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leicestershire', grid reference and parish protected.


21 - 40 of 1,732 records.

Other formats: this page is available as json xml rss atom kml geojson qrcode representations.