Moray SMR - NJ24NE0097 - DANDALEITH PICTISH STONE

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Primary ReferenceNJ24NE0097
NameDANDALEITH PICTISH STONE
NRHE Card No.NJ24NE208
NRHE Numlink 341175
HES SM No.
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Site Form Artefact
Site Condition Complete 1
Details A Class I Pictish symbol stone was found in May 2013 during ploughing operations. The stone, a solid pink granite boulder, measures 0.5 x 1.68 x 0.36m and weighs c.670kg. It has incised decoration on two adjoining faces, but the other two faces show no obvious signs of carving. Face 1 is incised with a large eagle, with crescent and V-rod below. Face 2 is incised with a mirror case symbol, with notch rectangle and Z-rod below. The Dandaleith Stone may be unique in having two pairs of symbols carved on the same orientation on two adjoining faces. Similar symbols can be found on other Pictish stones in the Strathspey valley, as at Arndilly (NJ24NE0002) and Inveravon (NJ13NE0007). The stone is currently undergoing conservation work before it goes on display in Elgin Museum.
Last Update22/08/2017
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerCH
Date of Compilation31/07/2014

Easting: 328903.463, Northing: 845857.131

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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
STONES PICTISHA100
STONES PICTISH IB100
SYMBOLS EAGLEC100
SYMBOLSCRESCENTV-RODD100
SYMBOLSMIRROR E100
SYMBOLSNOTCH.RECTANGLEZ-RODF100