This double-sided birch wood comb from Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, datesfrom the 1400s. The fine teeth were probably used for removing nits.
The spine has a heart motif and the letters ‘r o’ on one side, while the reverse reads ‘n o’, indicating it may have been made as a love token.
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75 x 510mm
CAER175 | Rae Project