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
- circa 900 — 1200
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Anglo-Scandinavian, antler, bone, comb, Derby, Derbyshire, Little Chester
You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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(c) Derby Museums 2019
Derbyshire Archaeological Journal (1985), p. 145-6.