MHG4303 - Collars - Glen Roy
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- FINDSPOT (Undated)
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Two stone collars, large enough to fit a Shetland pony and carved in scrupulous imitation of a real collar (including its leather folds) 17 inches in length and 12 inches at their broadest part, are said to have been dug up near the Parallel Roads of Glenroy. In 1842 they were at Tonley House, Aberdeenshire (NJ 6113).
Maclagan (1875) states that they are Carribean, not Scottish. They formed part of the collection of James Byres Esq., of Tonley, who died in 1817.
J Skene 1831; C Maclagan 1875; NSA (written by Rev J Gillan) 1845.
- --- SHG1285 Text/Publication/Article: Skene, J. 1831. 'Notice of two ancient stone collars dug up near the parallel roads of Glen Roy, in possession of the late Mr Byres, of Tonlay', Archaeol Scot Vol. 3 1831, p.299. Archaeol Scot. 299. 299.
- --- SHG2478 Text/Publication/Volume: Maclagan, C. 1875. The hill forts, stone circles and other structural remains of ancient Scotland. 97.
- --- SHG2597 Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 12, 613.
|Grid reference||Centred NN 3500 9200 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
- COLLAR (Undated)
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/23913 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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