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Antler/bone comb with iron rivets and copper-alloy replacement teeth

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posted on 2021-10-27, 15:33 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Fragments of a bone comb of unusual double-sided type, but back plate missing. Pieces of inner plate with traces of iron rivets, and some teeth stained green with bronze.The catalogue number KAS 472 is used for a number of bone combs (Payne 1892b, 30). See bone combs from Sarre grave 4, 68, 72-74, 174. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave 68

Object ID

Sar68_comb

Catalogue Number

KAS 472

Material

worked animal bone, iron, copper alloy, antler, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; animal bone, iron) (Antiquarian Material; metal, bronze, ivory)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

comb (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; comb) (Antiquarian Keyword; comb)

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

misc

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