Well, if you thought yesterday’s mystery artefact was part of a comb you are correct!
It is a plate with 7 cut teeth and it is made from antler. This section of antler plate was found by Anne Postma in Trench 22 in 2016. It is part of a single-sided composite comb. The comb fragment pictured below, also in our collection, shows how these individual plates were secured with small iron rivets between side plates, usually made from animal bone. Both comb fragments were found in secure Anglo-Saxon contexts.