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Jarlshof 7 Description of stone

Event ID 1015580

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

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Jarlshof 6, Shetland, portable carved stone disc

Measurements: Diam 57mm, D 15mm

Stone type: fine-grained sandstone

Place of discovery: HU 3980 0959

Present location: Shetland Museum, Lerwick (ARC 66140)

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

Present condition: some edge-damage.

Description

Both flat faces of this disc are incised with a cross, the arms of which extend out to the perimeter.

Date: late iron age/early medieval.

References: Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 23.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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