Crossbows on Pictish stones

John Gilbert (Author)


Keyword(s):
Symbol Stone
Period(s):
9th Century Pictish, Pictish

Abstract


The archer's bow on the Drosten Stone, a 9th century Pictish symbol stone at St Vigeans Angus, is interpreted as a crossbow from the attitude of the hunter and the detail of the bow. Crossbows appear on two other Pictish stones (see also 78/5596). AR

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Published
30-11-1976
How to Cite
Gilbert, J. (1976). Crossbows on Pictish stones. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 107, 316-317. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/8949
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