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Dalnavie

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Site Name Dalnavie

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Alternative Name(s) Stittenham; Dalnavie Farm

Canmore ID 241919

Site Number NH67SW 55

NGR NH 6473 7414

NGR Description NH c. 6473 7414

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Rosskeen
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Dalnavie, Ross and Cromarty, Pictish symbol stone

Measurements: H 1.20m, W 0.40m, D 0.85m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NH 6473 7414

Present location: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (INVMG 2002.013)

Evidence for discovery: found during ploughing on Dalnavie Farm in 2002.

Present condition: good.

Description

A slab that tapers towards the foot, this is incised with a step symbol above a plain crescent and V-rod, with below a large mirror and comb.

Date: seventh century.

References: DES 2002, 77.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2017

Archaeology Notes

NH67SW 55 c. 6473 7414

(Location cited as NH c. 6473 7414). Sandstone slab, 120.0 x 40.0 x 8.5cm, found by the farmer while ploughing at Dalnavie Farm. It bears three incised symbols (from top to bottom), depicting an inverted 'L', a crescent and v-rod, and a mirror and comb. The stone appears to be complete, narrowing at the base where it would have been inserted into the ground. It was found close to the presumed findspots of the Ardross wolf and deer/horse stones, but is clearly in a different stone and by a different hand. Museum Acc. No: INVMG 2002.013

P Weeks and Mr Brown 2002.

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