MHG3752 - Findspot of Inscribed stone, Cullaird Farm

Summary

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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>


Scaniport, Pictish stone (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8491.


<1> Stevenson, R B K, 1959, 'Some unfinished flint artifacts', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 90 1956-7, p.221, 39-40; fig. 2, pl. 5.2 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1534.


<2> 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 (Text/Report). SHG2673.


<3> Ritchie, J N G, 1985, Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985, 12 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2712.


<4> Mack, A, 1997, Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones, 109 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2456.


<5> Hanley, R G, 1994, A catalogue of the Class I Pictish symbol stones in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, 10 (Collection/Catalogue). SHG2304.


<6> Inverness Museum, 2010, A Catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (Text/Publication/Booklet). SHG25069.

Sources/Archives (7)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 6341 4040 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH64SW
Civil Parish DORES
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

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

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