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Ring of Brodgar Decription of stone

Event ID 1017205

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1017205

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, runic inscribed standing stone

Measurements:

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: HY 2949 1339

Present location: in situ on a stone in the northern part of the circle.

Evidence for discovery: found in 1906 during restoration work on the stone circle on a portion of stone that was later attached to its stump.

Present condition: good.

Description

Carved on the inner face of the stone are five twig runes and a simple cross. Barnes and Page doubt the conventional reading of ‘Bjorn’.

Date: possibly Viking age.

References: Barnes & Page 2006, OR 4, 161-4.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2017

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