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Iron lock plate of the casket

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:44 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Iron lock-plate, slide, length 14.5cm. Faussett very rightly calls it a bolt. A very common type. Flat-iron shaped plate, length 5.7cm, with round holes in shoulders, with projecting rods at either end, probably rectangular originally. This bolt will have been inside the box lid, reach through a hole by a key which engaged with the holes in the plate and slid the bolt. In his sketch, Faussett indicates the iron staples, corroded into the rods, by which the bolt was secured.cf. Gilton grave 62; Sibertswold graves 10 100 (no size), 151 and 180; Kingston grave 205; etc. Douglas' engraving of Kingston grave 205 shows a bolt - plate 10.8. Therefore, possibly not from grave 142?

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 142

Object ID

M6287

Catalogue Number

M 6287

Material

iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; iron) (Antiquarian Material; iron)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

casket lock plate (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; box lock plate) (Antiquarian Keyword; instrument)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

box

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