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This key really strikes home for me, as I’ve been interested in early locks for years. Before the internet, information was hard to gather and most museums didn’t bother to exhibit keys and locks as they weren’t “high art” enough. These days there is a lot of great information available to the average person on the web.http://www.historicallocks.com/Web/Core/Pages/InfoPage.aspx?id=798642&epslanguage=en clicking on the links on this site will give you some images of some really outstanding ancient locks and keys.http://romanlocks.com/Keys.htmhttp://romanlocks.com/Padlocks.htmhttp://www.finds.calverley.info/rom_lock.htm http://www.nokey.com/ankeymus.htmlhttp://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/Europe/Great_Britain/_Periods/Roman/_Texts/WARREB/13*.html127 page PDF about Roman locks and keys http://www.academia.edu/7078131/A_Typology_of_Roman_Locks_and_Keys Book: On the Development and Distribution of Primitive Locks and Keys http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44022
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