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Jarlshof Description of stone

Event ID 1017148

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1017148

Jarlshof 7, Shetland, portable carved stone disc

Measurements: Diam 70mm, D 11mm

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: HU 3980 0959

Present location: National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh (GA.422)

Evidence for discovery:

Present condition: some edge damage.

Description

On one flat face of this disc there is an incised cross, the arms of which extend out to the perimeter.

Date: late iron age/early medieval.

References: Scott & Ritchie 2009, no 25.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2017

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