MHG1396 - Carved Stone Ball - nr Castletown


Findspot of Neolithic carved stone ball.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A 4-knobbed carved stone ball found near Castletown is in RMS (AS 99)
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1891; D N Marshall 1979.

The stone ball was acquired by the NMS in 1891 from W. Ross. It is described in the catalogue as made sandstone and measuring 2 3/4" in diameter. Listed under AS 99. <1>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1899 6700 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NE
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

  • BALL (RITUAL) (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)

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