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Earl's Bu 1 Description of stone

Event ID 1015594

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1015594

Earl’s Bu 1, Orphir, Pictish symbol stone fragment

Measurements: H over 0.90m, W 0.40m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: HY 3349 0445

Present location: built horizontally into a wall at the Earl’s Bu but below ground level and no longer visible.

Evidence for discovery: found during excavations of the Earl’s Bu in 1939. It is likely to have been re-used for that purpose in the twelfth century.

Present condition:

Description

The portion of this slab visible in 1939 is said to have been incised with a crescent and V-rod.

Date: seventh century.

References: Fraser 2008: no.169.1; Scott & Ritchie 2014, no 9.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

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