MHG3752 - Findspot of Inscribed stone, Cullaird Farm, Scaniport
A Pictish stone, found during ploughing in 1955. Now in Inverness Museum.
Type and Period (1)
- INSCRIBED STONE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
- None recorded
NH64SW 13 6341 4041.
Found in the course of ploughing in 1955, this fragment (0.35m by 0.05m) bears what may have been a mirror and comb, a horse-shoe and rectangle and Z-rod. Now in Inverness Museum (1955.30). R B C Stevenson 1959; RCAHMS 1979; 1985. <1>-<3>
Mr Thompson of Cullaird farm pointed out the approximate find spot of this stone, at NH 6341 4041. It is situated on slightly rising ground in a cultivated field.
Visited by OS 27 March 1962.
Class I symbol stone showing a mirror-and-comb,and parts of a divided rectangle and Z-rod and a horseshoe.
A.Mack 1997 p.109 <4>
Included in a catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, original version 1994, updated 2010. A complete mirror & comb symbol sits below the left hand portion of a Z-rod, with spearhead terminal and attached spiral motifs. The Z-rod appears to cut a straight sided rectangle symbol. Beneath the mirror is the upper sweep of an arch decorated with curved infills.<5> <6>
Listed under Acc. No. 1955.030 in the Inverness Museum catalogue. <7>
Cullaird, Scaniport, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Pictish symbol stone fragment
Measurements: H 0.38m, W 0.39m, D 0.07m
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: NH 6341 4041
Present location: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (INVMG 1955.30)
Evidence for discovery: found during ploughing in 1955. The fragment is almost rectangular and may have been trimmed as a building stone at some time.
Present condition: broken and worn.
This fragment appears to have come from the upper left portion of a symbol stone, and it is incised with part of a rectangle and Z-rod symbol above an arch, with a mirror and double-sided comb tucked into the space on the left of the first two symbols.
Date: seventh century.
References: Stevenson 1959, 39-40; Fraser 2008, no 107.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, Compiled by A Ritchie 2017
- --- Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 13546.
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Scaniport, Pictish stone. Digital Image. .
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Stevenson, R B K. 1959. 'Some unfinished flint artifacts', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 90 1956-7, p.221. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 221. 39-40; fig. 2, pl. 5.2.
- <2> Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1979. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of North-east Inverness, Inverness District, Highland Region. . 23, No. 175.
- <3> Text/Publication/Volume: Ritchie, J N G. 1985. Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985. 12.
- <4> Text/Publication/Volume: Mack, A. 1997. Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones. 109.
- <5> Collection/Catalogue: Hanley, R G. 1994. A catalogue of the Class I Pictish symbol stones in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. 10.
- <6> Text/Publication/Booklet: Inverness Museum. 2010. A Catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Paper (Copy).
- <7> Collection/Catalogue: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Accession registers. 1955.050.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6341 4040 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)|
- SYMBOL STONE (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13546 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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