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Roman Key Ring
Roman bronze key ring

ring 24 mm, height 33 mm


2nd century AD

A Roman Signifer (standard bearer) was also the cohorts banker. He kept records of what the soldiers deposited with him for safe keeping and he had the key to the strong box. Not only did the soldiers protect the Signifer to prevent the standard from being captured (which would be a disgrace) but also so that they could get their money back!

There is no way to know if this was an actual Signifer key as many other professions would have items locked away.
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Date added:Mar 25, 2015
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David Atherton  [Mar 25, 2015 at 08:10 PM]
Interesting addition!
labienus  [Mar 25, 2015 at 08:15 PM]
Times have changed. Now people want to hang bankers !!!!!!! Back to the legion !!
Matthew C5  [Mar 26, 2015 at 10:42 AM]
very neat item