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Old Scatness 4 description of stone

Event ID 1014811

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1014811

Old Scatness 4, Shetland, portable Pictish symbol pebble

Measurements: H 50mm, W 95mm, D 15mm

Stone type: siltstone pebble

Place of discovery: HU 3898 1065

Present location: Shetland Museum, Lerwick (OSB 2016.9101)

Evidence for discovery: found during excavations in 1998 in a context associated with structure 5.

Present condition: heavily worn and scratched.

Description

This small pebble is heavily incised on both broad faces with an arch and V-rod symbol on one face and on the other a possible boat with a curved rudder.

Date: seventh century.

References: Fraser 2008, no 198.3; Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 11; Dockrill et al 2010, SF9101, 309-11, 315.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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