Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Site Name Greens

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (pictish)

Canmore ID 3064

Site Number HY50SW 9

NGR HY 5419 0317

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish St Andrews And Deerness
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

5419 0317.

This stone was found close to the farm buildings at Greens in 1923 and is now in National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS (IB 203); incised on hard flagstone, it bears a circular disc and rectangle with square indentation, crescent and V-rod, and mirror.

H Marwick 1924; RCAHMS 1946; RCAHMS 1985.

The find-spot, at HY 5419 0317, was indicated by Mr J Laughton who wa s present at the time.

Visited by OS 23 August 1964.

Class I symbol stone bearing a mirror-case above a crescent and V-rod with a mirror below.

A.Mack 1997

The Greens stone was found in 1923 during trenching operations in the farmyard. It bears three incised symbols: disc with notched rectangle, crescent and V-rod, and mirror (Royal Museum of Scotland IB 203).

H Marwick 1924; RCAHMS 1946; 1987 (OR18); F T Wainwright 1962.



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