Roman lock bolt

Photo: Bristol City Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Lock
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 01/09/2021
Location: Shipton-under-Wychwood


A near complete Roman lock bolt, dating from c. AD 43-410, which would have formed part of a tumbler lock. A key would slide into the cut-outs and release the lock when rotated.