A very fine Roman key crafted from bronze. Formed of a loop with added prongs and main shaft, with the blade section perpendicular to the head of the key. The notch, with which to open the lock, is highly sophisticated, comprising of several sturdy pins arranged in a linear and circular pattern. This suggests the key locked away something highly valuable, and the circular loop on the head would have allowed the bearer to keep it close on a chain. While there are many examples of Roman keys, very few are this intricate and well preserved.