MHG5784 - Gaming Pieces (Chess) - Loch Chaluim Chille


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (CULTURE 800; CULTURE 1300; , Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred 378 687.

Several chessmen, carved in ivory, were found in the loch at Monkstadt during the process of draining (Loch Cholium Cille, drained 1763 and 1824) and are now in the possession of Lord Londesborough. One of these is probably the piece presented to the NMAS in 1782 by a former Lord Macdonald, representing two helmed knights seated back to back (J A Smith 1862).
Listed under Viking period (RCAHMS 1928).
Visited by OS (C F W) 9 November 1960; J A Smith 1862; RCAHMS 1928.

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Grid reference Centred NG 3779 6869 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG36NE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish KILMUIR

Finds (1)

  • GAMING PIECE (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)

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