A Pictish symbol stone from Golspie, Sutherland

J Davidson (Author)


Keyword(s):
Crescent Symbol, Mirror, Comb
Period(s):
Neolithic

Abstract


A flat slab lying on top of a short cist was found to be carved. it was not the original capstone. On one face are incised five symbols lightly scribed, the markings\r\nbeing not more than mere scorings, which might have been engraved by the rounded point of a small nail. At the top of the stone is a crescent symbol with downward horns. The central portion has a geometrical design of curved lines, which is balanced on each side by another pattern of spirals. There is also a v-rod, a crescent, an elephant, a mirror and a comb.

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Published
30-11-1943
How to Cite
Davidson, J. (1943). A Pictish symbol stone from Golspie, Sutherland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 77, 26-30. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8190
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