7. Pugsley 2003, 145 ff (appendix 1: C001-C060; C132). In popular publications on Vindolanda, the excavator mentioned ‘over twenty fine box-wood combs’ without describing them individually (Birley 1977, 123). The extraordinary preservation conditions at Vindolanda are further illustrated by the discovery of one of the combs in its original leather case (Birley 2009, colour plate 7).