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Antler comb, Roman, late 4th or early 5th

Antler comb, Roman, late 4th or early 5th century AD Found during excavations by Winchester Museums Service Archaeology Section in Hyde Street (the old SCATS building), Winchester in 1979 This elaborately decorated comb was found in the grave of a young woman buried in Winchester’s northern Roman cemetery. The main body of the comb has …

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Reliquary figure, Medieval, probably 13th century

Reliquary figure, Medieval, probably 13th century Found during excavations by Winchester Museums Service Archaeology Section at Chester Road, Winchester in 1976 The figure, that of a saint, was one of perhaps six once fixed to the lid of a wooden casket reliquary. It is made from gilt copper alloy with blue enamel for the eyes, …

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Weaving tablet, Roman Found during excavations by Winchester

Weaving tablet, Roman Found during excavations by Winchester Museums Service at the old Evans Halshaw Garage, now Silchester Place, Hyde Street, Winchester in 2000 These were tools used by women to weave braids and bands to decorate the edges of clothing and sometimes belts. The bone tablet- sometimes more than one was used at the …

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