EXTREME RARITY, Circa 1st-3rd century A.D. Excavated among the ruins of an ancient Roman fortress. The specimen is totally intact. The iron key has been placed through the opening. Not found in any public sale in the last ten years. Length: 111mm. (4.37 inches). Height: 52mm. (2.04 inches). Weight: 173 gm. Extremely rare!
This item was discovered in Moesia, which was a province of the Roman empire located in the Balkan peninsula. The antiquities in ancient times have been buried in the earth as this has been the safest place. For one reason or another (wars, natural disasters etc.) some of the antiquities have never been retrieved by their owners. These saved or lost items from ancient times are bringing us the pleasure of collecting them and making wise investments.