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Roman wooden lock and key from Vindolanda Fort, in the Vindolanda Museum, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, England. Guards patrolled the fort walls and turrets, and each day a new password was created to allow access to the fort. The tesserarius was the soldier in charge of the tessera, the token holding the day’s password. Within the fort there were many restricted areas, including the strong room where soldier’s pay and other funds were kept. Elaborate locks and padlocks show...
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