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Keys - Viking Age and Early Medieval

Keys - Viking Age and Early Medieval (5)

key stair step The head of household, usually a woman, usually carried a key to the important storage rooms and boxes. Travel and trading could be dangerous and the sea is   unforgiving. If the men of the farmstead were away someone had to manage the household, especially if the men died. The giving of a key to the wife became part of the wedding ceremony signifying both the husband's trust and her obligation.

Copy of a key from the Swedish National Museum showing tines the working end that  match a pattern inside the lock. The key rotates the…
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Copy of a bronze key in the Swedish National Museum. This key was inserted in the lock and twisted. The design indicates it is from later…
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Copy of a key that slid the latch bolt open on a lock box. This is an early style of key that had its counterpart…
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Copy of a twist type key in the Swedish National Museum. Some keys were much more highly decorated but they were also rare. This style…
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Copy of a key from the Swedish National Museum with three bumps that matched the release pattern inside the lock. The key was twisted to…
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