This key is a replica of a Viking key excavated in Denmark. Nowadays it is part of the collection of the National Museum, Copenhagen.
The key is made in the Borre style. The original dates from the 9th century AD.
Keys were mainly worn by women and symbolized their power over the household. As mistresses of their own household, women wore the keys of the house.
This key measures 6 x 4 cm. It is made of brass colored zamac.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.