Antler Comb (1986-976)

Fragment of an antler comb from Little Chester Roman fort

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

Object Type

Comb

Date

circa 900 — 1200

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

Anglo-Scandinavian, antler, bone, comb, Derby, Derbyshire, Little Chester

Further information

You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

This object is related to Derby, Derbyshire.
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Acknowledgements

(c) Derby Museums 2019

References

Derbyshire Archaeological Journal (1985), p. 145-6.