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Roman Chest Lock Hasp from Caesarea Maritima


Hi, all  Here is a bronze hasp from a Roman? chest lock.  I found a similar example in D. Jacksons Numiswiki page on Roman Chest Locks.  Any other comments or corrections are always welcome.  Thanks, Jimi

Bronze Chest Lock Hasp
Caesarea Maritima   
Roman 1st-2nd cent. CE
Cast Bronze hasp from a Roman chest lock, hinged, with
remains of an iron pin to accommodate a mounting fixed
to the chest.  The flat underside has a cast-in rectangular
loop to receive the lock bolt.  The top surface is decorated
with beveled edges along the upper half, three cross-wise
ridges near the midpoint and a knob at the end. 
4.55 x 0.7 x 1.05cm.  Wt.4.87 gm.
cf. D. Jackson, Roman Gallery of Locks, Keys,
and Seals, Images #4893, and #5074.
Surface find Caesarea Maritima, 1970's
(click for larger pic)

Yes, classic Roman style.  Not to say it couldn't be earlier too.

Looks like the heavy construction of roman lantern supports which are dated to the 1st-2nd c AD.


Great!  Thank you Shawn.


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