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Findspot, Carved Stone Ball(S)

Site Name Dyce

Classification Findspot, Carved Stone Ball(S)

Canmore ID 19519

Site Number NJ81SE 17

NGR NJ 88 12

NGR Description NJ c. 88 12

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Dyce
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ81SE 17 c. 88 12.

A carved stone ball, 2 3/4 ins in diameter with four circular convex facets placed asymmetrically round its circumference, found at Dyce (NJ 8812) was purchased in 1892 for the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) (Accession no: AS 46) from the collection of the late John Rae, Aberdeen.

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1885; 1893

A second carved stone ball, of gneiss, with fourteen small knobs, said to have been found in a bog at Dyce, is in Dundee Museum (Accession no: 1964-132). It is 7.4cm in diameter.

H Coutts 1971

A third ball, with 12 knobs, is in Dundee Museum.

D N Marshall 1979.

There is no change to the existing record.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 18 September 2002.


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