Iron 3 1/4” length with tapered shank and square keyed terminal. The grip with a loop terminal for suspension. Made to open slide bolt locks used in the slave trade. That form based on the Roman model and used throughout the Medieval period. It is estimated that by 1000 AD, 10% of Europe’s population was enslaved. Vikings were active slavers, taking coastal village dwellers for their own use, sale to the trade and in some cases, ransom. A typical Viking homestead is said to have had one or more slave dwellings.

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