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)
- None recorded
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.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Smith, J A. 1862. 'Notice of bronze relics, etc., found in the Isle of Skye', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 3 1857-60, p.101-6. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 101-6. 104-5; illust..
- --- Text/Report: RCAHMS. 1928. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles. . lv.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 3779 6869 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||SKYE AND LOCHALSH|
- GAMING PIECE (Norse - 800 AD to 1300 AD)
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/11184 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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