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Roman ivory comb

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Ivory comb of Modestina
Roman ivory comb

Roman comb, made of ivory, probably from the third to fourth century CE. This two-sided object probably comes from the woman’s grave. There is an inscription on the comb saying: “Modestino, goodbye” (however, there is no certainty about the last word that can be misread).

It is possible that the last four letters are initials, which recalled the deceased as a wonderful woman.

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