University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 50-1-51
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Technique:Engraved
Length: 8.3cm
Width: 3.9cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. R. Hare Davis, 1950

Description

An ornament on top broken off: it was pierced both ways, probably o that the key could be suspended. Large ring handle and straight shaft with a hole in the bottom end. Rectangular blade pierced by six round holes and ribbed (three ribs) on one side only. Engraved decoration on back and both side faces of the shaft, now much worn.


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