MHG1484 - Carved Stone Ball - Dale Moss


Findspot of stone ball.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Marshall. Type 9c, 6 domed bosses each with cross-hatching, the interspaces decorated with incised lines following the shape of the bosses and a central dot. Found 6ft down in a peat moss during hand cutting of peat in about 1910 by a farm worker. In private hands.' <1>

Photos of the stone were sent to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery for identification in 1986. There are copies of the correspondance in the Inverness Museum archives. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 1299 5100 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND15SW
Civil Parish HALKIRK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

Finds (1)

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

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