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Abernethy Churchyard, Ogam Stone

Ogham Inscribed Stone (Early Medieval)

Site Name Abernethy Churchyard, Ogam Stone

Classification Ogham Inscribed Stone (Early Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Abernethy No. 2

Canmore ID 27926

Site Number NO11NE 2.01

NGR NO 1900 1641

NGR Description NO c. 1900 1641

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Abernethy (Perth And Kinross)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES PROJECT

Abernethy 2 (?St Bridget), Perthshire, carved fragment

Measurements: H 0.36m, W 0.23m, D 0.07m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NO 1900 1641

Present location: National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh (X.IB 98)

Evidence for discovery: found in the churchyard in 1890, it was presented to the museum in 1892 by Alexander Laing.

Present condition: damaged.

Description

This is part of a slab carved with figural ornament and an inscription in bind ogham. Three ogham letters appear within a band formed by two horizontal incised lines, above which are traces of two equine legs. The ogham reads QMI.

Date: ninth century.

References: Butler 1897, 230, pl 2; ECMS pt 3, 308-10; Forsyth 1996, 2-10.

Compiled by A Ritchie 2016

Archaeology Notes

NO11NE 2.01 c. 1900 1641.

This stone fragment sculptured in relief with the lower parts of two legs of a horse and bearing an Ogam inscription, was found in Abernethy Churchyard. It is now in RMS (IB 98).

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1892; J Rhys 1892; D Butler 1897; J R Allen and J Anderson 1903. F C Diack 1944.

There is no change to the existing record.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 27 November 1996.

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