Type 8c combs have a deep plano-convex section, but they are much less elegant than Type 6, being squarer in profile and lacking in ornament, with invariably straight endplates. In Dunlevy's Irish corpus, they constitute part of Class G (Dunlevy 1988, 367-8), and are dated between the 9th and 13th centuries. However, they are most frequently recovered from contexts dated towards the end of this range, and the well-dated Waterford collection indicates that most can be placed in the 12th and 13th centuries (Hurley and Scully 1997, 654-8).
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