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Fionnphort, St Columba Centre

Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval), Inscribed Stone (Period Unknown), Museum (19-20th Century)

Site Name Fionnphort, St Columba Centre

Classification Cross Incised Stone (Early Medieval), Inscribed Stone (Period Unknown), Museum (19-20th Century)

Canmore ID 211941

Site Number NM32SW 39

NGR NM 303 231

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilfinichen And Kilvickeon
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll


Reference (2001)

NM32SW 39 303 231

On display in the St Columba Centre, Fionnphort is a wedge-shaped grave-marker, 0.36m by 0.27m, broken at the bottom (Iona stone no 22). It bears a compass-drawn cross with expanded arms, made into a Chi-rho by a hook attached to the upper arm. Along the top edge is a half-uncial inscription reading: LAPIS ECHODI ('The stone of Echoid'). The Old Irish personal name Echoid, Latinised as Echodius, was a common one. Professor K H Jackson suggested a 7th-century date.

I Fisher 2001.

Aerial Photography (3 May 2007)


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