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Double-sided birch wood comb from Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, dating from the 1400s. The spine has a heart motif and the letters 'r o' on one side; the reverse reads 'n o'. This may indicate that it was made as a love token. The fine teeth were probably used for removing nits.
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Date Made
15th Century
Period
Dimensions
75 x 510mm
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Accession No
CAER175

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