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  • Comb Plate: Length 30mm. Width 9mm.

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    • Fragment of comb plate. Two parallel central lines with paired ring-and-dot motifs either side enclosed with further parallel lines on edge of plate. Indications of rivet holds at each end suggesting the bone has snapped off at these week points. Notching caused by sawing of comb teeth visible on one side (6-7 teeth/cm). Fragmentary, but probably an Ashby Type 8b (10th-12th century AD). According to Ashby’s atlas of bone combs, this is the most northerly English example, although they are also recorded in northern and western Scotland.(Ashby 2011) Length 30mm. Width 9mm. S. Ashby 2011 'An Atlas of Medieval Combs from Northern Europe', Internet Archaeology 30. http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.30.3
      • David Petts
    • 3-5-2017
    • Fragment of comb plate. Two parallel central lines with paired ring-and-dot motifs either side enclosed with further parallel lines on edge of plate. Indications of rivet holds at each end suggesting the bone has snapped off at these week points. Notching caused by sawing of comb teeth visible on one side (6-7 teeth/cm). Fragmentary, but probably an Ashby Type 8b (10th-12th century AD). According to Ashby’s atlas of bone combs, this is the most northerly English example, although they are also recorded in northern and western Scotland.(Ashby 2011) Length 30mm. Width 9mm. S. Ashby 2011 'An Atlas of Medieval Combs from Northern Europe', Internet Archaeology 30. http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.30.3
      • David Petts
    • 3-5-2017

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  • 1 fragment, Length - 30mm Width - 9mm

From Context

  • Context: LDF_3006
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    • Cleaning deposit N end of trench
    • Charles Cowper
    • 17-6-2016
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