MHG11658 - Findspot of symbol stone (number 5), Littleferry Links

Summary

Part of a stone inscribed with a crescent and V-rod. Now in Inverness Museum.

Type and Period (1)

  • INSCRIBED STONE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH89NW 2.5 814 966.

No. 5. A fifth fragment of a Pictish symbol stone which joins onto no. 4, has recently been recognised in Inverness Museum. It bears part of a crescent and V-rod, below which is a double arc of a second symbol, possibly a mirror or double disc.
Information provided by G Harden, Inverness Museum, (Acc. No. IM 00.211).
RCAHMS 1985. <1>

This fragment was found on Littleferry Links, Golspie and fits onto no. 4 that is in Dunrobin Museum (see NH89NW 2.4).
Information from R Jones 1980.

Included in a catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, original version 1994, updated 2010. When joined with other fragments of the stone, now at Dunrobin Castle Museum, the left hand portion of a Crescent & V-rod is clear. The top of the arm of the V-rod is decorated with a fork and spiral motif. Spirals, lobes and dots fill the crescent. Below the crescent, a double concentric line may represent the top of a Double Disc symbol. <2><3>


Pictish Standing Stone, Littleferry, Golspie. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG14210.


Ritchie, J N G, 1985, Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985, 14 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2712.


<1> Harden, G, 1987, 'Another part of a Pictish symbol stone from Little Ferry Links, Golspie, Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 116 1986, p.573-7, 573-7 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG184.


<2> Hanley, R G, 1994, A catalogue of the Class I Pictish symbol stones in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, 8 (Collection/Catalogue). SHG2304.


<3> Inverness Museum, 2010, A Catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (Text/Publication/Booklet). SHG25069.

Sources/Archives (5)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 8140 9660 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH89NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

Finds (1)

  • SYMBOL STONE (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (1)

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