Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Object type: Key
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 22/05/2021
Location: North Lincolnshire


As this key is 285mm long and weighs over 500g, it is not thought to have been used to operate a lock. Instead it was either an item of Masonic regalia or a presentation piece. It was found at a depth of 2 metres during excavation for building work.