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Jarlshof 8 Description of stone

Event ID 1015581

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

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Jarlshof 8, Shetland, portable carved stone disc

Measurements: Diam 60mm, D 15mm

Stone type: fine-grained sandstone

Place of discovery: HU 3980 0959

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

Evidence for discovery: found during the early excavations around 1900, exact provenance unknown.

Present condition: very worn.

Description

This disc is roughly chamfered, leaving the diameter of the upper surface slightly less than that of the underside. The upper surface is deeply incised with a cross within a circle.

Date: late iron age/early medieval.

References: Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 27.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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