The Museum of London, today, with 120 seven-year-olds to study Roman Britain.
There was a comb. Just the one. But it didn’t look as if it would get out many head-lice. Even in pristine, non-broken condition the teeth were too widely spaced.
They were useless, them Romans. Really lousy.
Can’t quite work out the size – looks as if it might have been pretty once and could have been the kind of comb you leave in your hair . . . But if this was for head lice – Roman lice must have been to modern lice as dinosaurs are to chickens.
And . . . Happy Christmas!
Lucy, I think you may be right; it was about 10 cm across and rather chunky given some of the other very fine Roman objects on view here and in other museums around the world. And a Merry Christmas to you too.