A large fragment of a two-sided composite comb. It is a center segment with two iron rivets on one edge, and two rivet holes on the opposite. These rivets were used to connect these segments to the segments flaking it. On one side of the comb nine thick spaced teeth were partially preserved, and on the other side at least 16 thin dense teeth can be counted.

About 40 fragments of combs made of ivory or bone were found in the sifting, dating from the Early Roman period till today.

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