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Iron barb-spring padlock key. It has a tapering strip rolled into a loop at its narrow end and turned through a right angle at the other end to form the bit which is pierced by a single Z-shaped hole.
Length: 107 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Manning 1985
It is for a bolt with two or four barbs. Comparable keys come from Silchester (Reading Museum), Caistor-by-Norwich (Norwich Castle Museum), etc. Many with damaged bits were probably of this type, the thin outer edge of the bit being particularly likely to break.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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