Now this is a serious key. Found at an early 1800s location, this key was over 10″ deep. My E-trac was maxed out at 30 sensitivity to find it. Retrieval was a workout. See below for key with dime for scale. If I learn more about this key I’ll post. It seems that “I lost the keys to the ____” was a lot more shameful in the early 1800s than now. I mean, how do you lose a key like this? Now will I get a gypsy curse?
Brass, has “22” marked on the side in old style lettering.
The hunt itself is part of this live-dig video. A fascinating discussion on locks and keys from this era is available at Poplar Forest Archaeology’s site.