York, 11-13 Parliament Street (Midland Bank)
Padlock Keys
12th century

Both keys have bits at angle to the stem which is a thin strip which thickens slightly near the head where there is a pierced rounded terminal. These keys were suspended from the owner's belt by means of a cord through the terminal at the head.

1.Dimensions: L.107mm

2.Dimensions: L.101mm

Bibliography :
Tweddle, D., 1986. Finds from Parliament Street and Other Sites in the City Centre, The Archaeology of York 17/4, 963 (1), 964 (2)
Location and accession details
Yorkshire Museum 1971.288

(Photo: M Duffy © York Archaeological Trust)

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