Type 8a: Triangular section

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Type 8a example

Type 8a combs are characterised by connecting plates with a triangular cross-section. In many cases, ornament is arranged in horizontal panels that reflect this angular form. The profile of Type 8a combs may mirror that seen in combs of Types 6 or 7, and endplates may be straight or winged. They are known from 10th-century contexts, extending to some extent into the 11th century.

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