MHG3360 - Findspot of symbol stone, Garbeg


A fragment of Pictish Stone, found during the excavation of a cairn in 1974. Now in Inverness Museum.

Type and Period (1)

  • INSCRIBED STONE (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH53SW 15.1 5110 3222

'This fragment found during the excavation of a small cairn in 1974 is now in Inverness Museum (Acc No 974.75); a thin slab of sandstone, it bears a fragmentary crescent and V-rod.'
RCAHMS 1985; L M M Wedderburn and D M Grime 1975. <1><2>

Included in a catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, original version 1994, updated 2010. Found within a disturbed stone cairn. The left hand portion of a crescent & V-rod symbol, with lobed infill inside the crescent. The top of a symbol of uncertain type sits below the right point of the V-rod. It may represent the mane of a Pictish Beast facing right.<3><4>

The stone is listed under Acc. No. 1974.075 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <5>

Sources/Archives (11)



Grid reference Centred NH 5109 3221 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH53SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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