MHG6309 - Carved Stone Ball, Alness
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Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)
- None recorded
A type 4c carved stone ball, with six projecting circular facets, and six intervening triangular facets, from Alness, which was formerly in the collection of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik is now in RMS (AS 120).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1894; D N Marshall 1979.
The stone ball was acquired by the NMS in 1894 and is listed under Acc. No. AS 120. It is made of gritty stone and measures 2 1/2" in diameter. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Marshall, D N. 1979. 'Carved stone balls', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 108 1976-7, p.40-72. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 40-72. 68.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1894. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library, with exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 28 1893-4, p.5-9, 58-62, 119-25, 178-85, 213-18, 234-43. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 5-9, 58-62, 119-25, 178-8. 239.
- <1> Dataset/Database File: National Museums Scotland. 2019. Highland Finds from the NMS Catalogue. National Museums Scotland. Digital. AS 120.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6500 6899 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- BALL (RITUAL) (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)
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External Links (2)
- http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-180-000-163-C& (Link to NMS online collections database)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13623 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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