Fragment of an antler comb from the Roman Fort at Little Chester, Derbyshire. (c) Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Antler Comb (1986-976)
Fragment of an antler comb from the Roman Fort at Little Chester, Derbyshire
Fragments of an antler comb found on the site of Little Chester Roman fort (Derventio Coritanorum) in Derby. This comb is of Anglo-Scandinavian type. It consists of a flat plate of antler sandwiched between two strips of antler that are rounded on the exterior part. The whole is fixed together with an iron rivet. Nicks on the centre plate show that the teeth of the comb were cut after the three plates had been constructed and fixed.