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Type 13: Copper-alloy riveted double-sided

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Type 13 combs are small, well-produced double-sided combs with differentiated teeth but devoid of complex incised ornament, though simple ring-and-dot decoration is known, and their connecting plates may be elaborately profiled. They are fitted with copper-alloy rivets, which are frequently arranged in a decorative manner, being closely set in pairs, rows, or geometric arrangements. The group exhibits a wide range of internal formal and ornamental variations, which, as for Type 9, have conventionally been classified according to Wiberg's (1977) typology. Type 13 dates broadly to the period between the late 12th and the 15th century.

 

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