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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Bone comb-case; composite; curved back & triangular end-plates, one pierced; bronze rivets; runes : `Thorfast made a good comb'.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 10thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 13 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Translation

        Thorfast made a good comb
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2017 19 May-5 Nov, York, Yorkshire Museum, Viking: Rediscover the Legend
    1992 26 Dec-1993 14 Mar, Denmark, Copenhagen, Nationalmuseet, Vikings and Christians
    1992 1 Sep-15 Nov, Germany, Berlin, Altes Museum, Wikinger, Waräger, Normannen. Die Skandinavier und Europa 800-1200
    1992 1 Apr-20 Jul, France, Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Les Vikings... Les Scandinaves et l’Europe 800-1200
    1987 11 Sep-1988 30 Jan, Scunthorpe, Borough Museum & Art Gallery, The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey
    1982 3 Apr-31 Oct, York, Yorkshire Museum, The Vikings in England and their Danish Homeland
    1981 5 Sep-31 Dec, Denmark, Århus, Moesgård Museum, The Vikings in England and their Danish Homeland
    1981 11 Apr-16 Aug, Denmark, Copenhagen, The Danish National Museum, The Vikings in England and their Danish Homeland

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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