Record Details

NHER Number:34469
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Roman key handle


A Roman openwork key handle found during metal detecting.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 19 91
Map Sheet:TM19SE

Full description

November 1998. Metal detecting.
H.M. Geake (A&E) identified: Roman key handle.
Very nice cast-copper alloy key handle, an openwork trefoil or fleur-de-lis with slender bars. Where these meet, a narrow neck swells into a rectangular moulding with 2 narrow transverse grooves. Below is another narrow neck before another rectangular moulding which has a hollow base. In this, some on the iron corrosion from the 'business end' of the key can be seen.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 18 May 1999.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KEY (LOCKING) (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.

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