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Bronze ring key

Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Other: 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1896
Accession Number:
96.9.440
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
There are four teeth, of which two are triangular and two rectangular, a thick, quadrilateral shaft, and a ring handle. On the shaft are incised lines.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1247, pp. 362-63, New York: Gilliss Press.

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