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Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. Three cast-bronze keys with extended tables terminating in rectangular key-shaped ends. Each key has a circular perforation meant for suspending the instrument from a necklace or key ring. Two rings display dark-green patina across most surfaces, one of which includes areas of light-green patina, and the third is enveloped in a beautiful olive-green patina. Size of largest (olive-green patina): 2.125" L (5.4 cm).

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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All items have expected age-commensurate surface wear and very slight bending to overall forms. Nice earthen and mineral deposits as well as wonderful shades of green patina throughout.

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Trio of Roman Imperial Bronze Keys

Estimate $400 - $600Jan 18, 2018