Seller: stephenwilson (2,352) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291954668747 0 0 1 121 692 ucl 5 1 812 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-GB JA X-NONE This ancient rare wrought iron key is 4.75 inches long and is typical of a style of Romanesque early Gothic key of the 12th/13th century in which there are big cuts and holes in the large bit to fit wards in the lock – the key would only have turned partially in the lock to pull back the latch bolt. The bow is hexagonal in shape – suggestive of the earlier Romanesque period. The iron is a bit corroded in places but condition of the key is generally excellent for its ancient age. This is a rare ancient and very collectable key.Those of you who have been following my auctions might recall that I listed this key a few weeks ago. The high bidder did not pay for this and a couple of other keys and so I am re-listing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Buyer pays shipping, £3.00 UK (signed for), £9.00 to continental Europe and £11.00 to the rest of the world. If you are interested in locks, keys or padlocks, then please check my other auctions.