A late Saxon bone comb

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A late Saxon bone comb

The comb was found at the Valiant Soldier site, outside the city walls, in 1974. Approximately half of the comb remains and it is comprised of several different sections. The teeth are cut into a central thin strip of sawn bone. This is attached to semi-circular reinforcing strips by iron pins, which are now heavily rusted.

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