Timeless Galleries are pleased to offer a 1st century A.D. Roman Bronze Key.
With a large suspension ring, the key is measures a chunky 3cm in length and displays a deeply slotted bit. It's arresting to imagine the person that used this key around two millennia ago, and what it might have locked up! Probably designed to operate a bolt, this type of key is described as 'rare', as seen in this resource (key type 516).
A lovely little piece of ancient history that would make a very unusual gift.
Acquired by Timeless of the UK Antiquities Market, 2019, previously forming part of a private collection formed 1965-1975