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Jarlshof 5 Description of stone

Event ID 1015578

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1015578

Jarlshof 5, Shetland, portable carved stone disc

Measurements: Diam 72mm, D 22mm

Stone type: fine-grained sandstone

Place of discovery: HU 3980 0959

Present location: Shetland Museum, Lerwick (ARC 66139a)

Evidence for discovery: found during the early excavations around 1900, precise context unknown.

Present condition: very worn and some edge damage.

Description

One flat face of this disc is deeply incised with a depiction of a boat with a sail and rigging.

Date: late iron age/early medieval.

References: Johnstone 1980, 153; Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 19.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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