Medieval key

Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust CC By 2.0
Object type: Key
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Iron
Date found: 15/06/2021
Location: Malvern Hills, Worcestershire


An iron key dating to 1200 – 1300. The key has a bow, a solid stem tapering towards the end, and a S-shaped web with notched fore-edge (five teeth on outer edge of the web).