Roman lock component

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Object type: Lock
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 07/09/2021
Location: Winslade, Hampshire


A cast copper alloy Roman lock component in the form of a duck. The cutaways on the terminal would probably have connected with a component under the lock plate to open the catch – A comparable example from Augst in Switzerland was found in situ with a lock plate, demonstrating its function. Designated a Find of Note.