Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Jarlshof 2 Description of stone

Event ID 1015575

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1015575

Jarlshof 2, Shetland, portable carved stone disc

Measurements: Diam 72mm, D 15mm

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: HU 3980 0959

Present location: Shetland Museum, Lerwick (ARC 66138)

Evidence for discovery: found during excavations around 1900 in the vicinity of the broch and wheelhouses, precise context unknown.

Present condition: some minor damage to the edge and wear to the carving.

Description

One broad face of this disc has been carefully incised overall with spiral designs.

Date: late iron age/ early medieval.

References: Bruce 1907, 33; Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 16.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

People and Organisations

References