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Lot 0027
**Originally Listed At $250**

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A collection of three unique Roman key rings, each a simple bronze band with a cast, notched key projecting from it. Some key rings may have been worn by women, as the "keepers of the keys" in the household, but others were used simply as jewelry and even ceremonial votive offerings. The smallest is not wearable. The other two are US size 6.5 and US size 7. Largest with key included: 0.4" W (1 cm)

Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection

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Slight bending to smallest ring. Smooth green patina on all of them.

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Trio of Roman Bronze Key Rings

Estimate $500 - $750Oct 29, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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