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Torgorm

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Site Name Torgorm

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Canmore ID 12828

Site Number NH55SE 14

NGR NH 559 549

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Logie Wester
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Torgorm, Ross & Cromarty, Pictish symbol stone fragment

Measurements: H 0.51m, W 0.33m, D 0.08m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NH c 559 549

Present location: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (INVMG 1937.41)

Evidence for discovery: found during ploughing around 1880 and taken to the rockery in the garden of Moniack Castle.

Present condition: broken and worn.

Description

This fragment is part of the right-hand portion of a symbol stone and is incised with the right-hand ends of two double-disc and Z-rod symbols. One is placed immediately above the other and the internal decoration of their surviving discs is different. The top disc has a concentric inner circle containing a large and a small disc, each with a dimple, while the lower disc has two concentric inner circles containing a cross.

Date: seventh century

References: ECMS pt 3, 106-7; Fraser 2008, no 115.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2017.

Archaeology Notes

NH55SE 14 559 549.

A fragment of a Class I 'Pictish' symbol stone, bearing parts of two double-disc and Z-rod symbols, found on Torgorm farm, and noted at Moniack Castle (NH 5543) in 1903, is now in Inverness Museum (Acc No: 937-41).

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903; RCAMHS 1979; 1985.

Class I symbol stone bearing two double discs and Z-rods

A.Mack 1997 p.110

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