A Roman bronze and iron lock and key
Lot 185*
A Roman bronze and iron lock and key
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Roman bronze and iron lock and key
Lot Details
A Roman bronze and iron lock and key
Republican, circa 2nd-1st Century B.C.
The plate with incised decoration, with two Aphrodite figures at the top combing their hair, a helmeted head at the bottom, a dog guarding the lock, the bronze key and part of the lock mechanism still preserved, 3¾in (9.5cm) high, mounted

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  • Provenance:
    The Aldo Branca Collection, Ascona, Switzerland, acquired between the 1960s and 1980s.
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  1. Claudio Corsi
    Specialist - Antiquities
    Bonhams
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    United Kingdom
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