MHG8016 - Carved Stone Ball - Contullich Farm


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A stone ball, ornamented with six discs was presented to Nat. Mus. Ants. Scot. by Andrew Urquhart, MA, Headmaster of Rosehall Public School. It was found on the surface of a cultivated field in the farm of Contullich, 2 miles north of Alness. It is made of diorite, the discs only slightly raised above the intervening triangular spaces. The whole surface is greatly weathered. Stone ball had no visible association with an interment. In spite of the weather and friction of farm implements, it has well maintained its six-sided character. <1>

No further information was found during field investigation. Mr Munro, formerly of Contullich, had no knowledge of the find.
OSFI WDJ 1.5.1963

Centred 636 704.

A type 4a (six knobs, not very prominent) carved stone ball, found on the surface of an arable field on Contullich farm, is in RMS (AS 158). <2>

The stone ball was acquired from A. Urquhart in 1907. It is described in the catalogue as made of diorite and measuring 2 11/16" in diameter. Listed under AS 158. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6370 7050 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH67SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

Finds (1)

  • BALL (RITUAL) (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC?)

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