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MEDIEVAL KEY (LOCKING)

A Medieval copper alloy casket key dating from about AD 1150 - 1400. It has a perforated circular bow, a stem which is oval in section and hollow measuring 6.1mm x 4mm below the bow and expanding to 6.1mm x 5.5mm at the end. The bow measures 13.8mm in diameter with an internal circular perforation of 7.9mm in diameter. The bit is rectangular and has a cleft in the centre of both the front and rear…