Angus HER - NO55NW0026 - ABERLEMNO

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Primary ReferenceNO55NW0026
NameABERLEMNO
NRHE Card No.NO55NW26
NRHE Numlink 34806
HES SM No. 90003
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Pictish symbol stone (Aberlemno No. 2). An upright cross-slab of Old Red Sandstone, 2.28m high by 1.27m wide at the bottom and tapering to 0.9m wide at the top, by 20cm thick. The ornament is partly incised and partly relief, consisting of a cross edged by spirals, flanked by intertwined animals and a pair of hippocamps (a sea horse that was half horse, half fish with a serpent's tail) and on the reverse a pair of toothsome beasts heads, the two-legged rectangle with Z-rod, the triple disc, and a battle scene consisting of three rows of figures. This scene has been interpreted as the Pictish victory of the battle of Dunnichen in 685 AD, with the bareheaded Picts routing the helmeted Angles. It is situated in the graveyard of Aberlemno Parish Church (NO55NW0028).
Last Update11/08/2017
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 352238.283, Northing: 755558.665

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National Grid Reference: NO 5223 5555



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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
STONES PICTISH IIA100
CROSS-SLABS  B100
CROSSES INTERLACEDC100
SYMBOLS ANIMALD100
SCENESBATTLE E100
SYMBOLS BEASTF100
SYMBOLSNOTCH.RECTANGLEZ-RODG100
SYMBOLSDISCTRIPLEH100
SYMBOLS BIRDI100
SYMBOLS HELMETJ100
SYMBOLSSHIELD K100
SYMBOLSSPEAR L100
SYMBOLSBOW M100
SYMBOLSARROW N100