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Rhynie Description of stone

Event ID 1022137

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Early Medieval Carved Stones Project


Rhynie 4, Aberdeenshire, Pictish symbol stone fragment

Measurements: H 1.58m (originally about 2.4m), W 0.69m (originally c1.8m)

Stone type:

Place of discovery: NJ 4982 2700

Present location: lost.

Evidence for discovery: recorded intact and standing at the Mains of Rhynie in the eighteenth century, the stone was broken up in 1803 for use as building stone. This largest fragment was broken up again for building purposes in1826.

Present condition:


When complete, this slab was incised on one broad face with three symbols: the Pictish beast above a crescent and V-rod, with a mirror below.

Date: seventh century.

References: Logan 1829, 55; RCAHMS 2007, 121; Fraser 2008, no 43.4.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017

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