Iron Coffer



Iron Coffer

Iron coffer from 16th century. This would have been used to keep money and valuables safely locked away. It has a nine-bolt locked mechanism and requires a strong key (amd arm) with which to open it. The coffer belonged to Daventry Borough Council and has been in the posession of the council for several hundred years. The outside of the box is decorated with green leaves and flowers, quite a contrast to the heavy iron structure. The first photo shows the coffer lock mechanism and key in situ at the Moot Hall.

Image related to item CT21.037
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Record number:CT21.037
Simple name:coffer
Classification term:rich histories
Period:16th century
Associated organisation:Daventry Borough Council