Medieval European Door Key


Style which evolved directly from the Roman, suggesting a Byzantine origin, about 500-800 AD. Forged iron, 2 3/8" length with broad flat shaft and ring terminal. Toothed bit folded over forming a narrow lip which would engage a corresponding toothed and slotted bolt end. The broad shank provided a seat for the key aligning it with the lock faceplate to produce a precise interface with the internal lock mechanism.

Item ID: A5701

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Medieval European Door Key

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