York, 16-22 Coppergate
Barrel padlocks

1. Late 12th century
A complete padlock. One end-plate is recessed into the case and made in one piece with the arm. The arm tip fits into an eye in a projection made in one piece with the bolt. Plated with copper alloy.
Dimensions: L.54, W.38mm

2. 12th - 13th century
Padlock bolt. It has two springs riveted to the base, the upper part of one spring is split into two. The object is plated with copper alloy.
imensions: L.67, W.35mm

3. Late 12th century
Padlock case. There is a T-shaped key hole at one end. The case was decorated with iron strips attached with the copper alloy plating which covers the whole object.
Dimensions: L.64, W.29mm

4. Early 12th century
Padlock bolt. It has a closing plate above the springs and immediately above the closing plate is a small loop. There are four springs attached to the base of the bolt. The object is plated with copper alloy.
Dimensions: L.85, W.37mm

Bibliography : Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft and Industry, and Everyday Life : Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
:  York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, 1. sf1714, 2. sf2015, 3. sf4425, 4. sf4819

(Photo: S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust)

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