Drawing of the Thorfast Comb Case
A comb case from Lincoln with a runic inscription featuring the male name Thorfast
A bone comb case with a runic inscription which reads ‘Thorfast made a good comb’. It is unknown whether the runes were inscribed by Thorfast himself as advertising, or whether the owner inscribed them to remind them where to go for another good comb if they needed one.
- circa 900 — 1000
Old Norse Name
- Viking Designs
- The British Museum, London
- bone, comb, drawing, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, personal-name, runes, runic_inscription, The_British_Museum, toilet_article, Viking
You can see the original at The British Museum, London.
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Drawn by Adam Parsons of Blueaxe Reproductions