MHG11658 - Findspot of symbol stone (number 5), Littleferry Links
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)
- None recorded
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>
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Pictish Standing Stone, Littleferry, Golspie.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 00.211.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Ritchie, J N G. 1985. Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985. 14.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: 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. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 573-7. 573-7.
- <2> Collection/Catalogue: Hanley, R G. 1994. A catalogue of the Class I Pictish symbol stones in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. 8.
- <3> Text/Publication/Booklet: Inverness Museum. 2010. A Catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Paper (Copy).
|Grid reference||Centred NH 8140 9660 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)|
- SYMBOL STONE (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/15344 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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