Aberdeenshire SMR - NJ63SW0002 - PICARDY STONE

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Primary ReferenceNJ63SW0002
NamePICARDY STONE
NRHE Card No.NJ63SW3
NRHE Numlink 18294
HES SM No. 90239
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details A Class I Pictish symbol stone which is a rare example of one being in its original position. When excavated in 1856 by Charles Dalrymple he found that the stone was set in a low cairn about 2m in diameter. Beneath the southern edge of the cairn, at a depth of circa 1.5m was a rectangular grave just over 2m long. The stone itself is a block of whinstone with veins of quartz, standing 1.98m high, incised into which are a double-disk and Z-rod, above a serpent and Z-rod, which in turn is above a mirror. Magnetometry survey around the stone by University of Aberdeen in 2012 (as part of the Rise and Fall of the Picts project) recorded a number of rectilinear or sub-rectilinear anomalies.
Last Update15/08/2017
Updated Bynackerman
Compiler 
Date of Compilation23/08/1990

Easting: 360993.985, Northing: 830259.754

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National Grid Reference: NJ 6099 3025



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
1856 Excavation
2012 Geophysical Survey

Excavations and Surveys

Date MDate YTypeDurationDirector / OrganisationAuspicesFundExtent
 1856  C DALRYMPLE   
92012 Survey  UoAUoA  

Artefact and Ecofact

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
STONES PICTISH IA100
CAIRNSSMALLSITE OFB100
CISTSLONG C100
SYMBOLSDOUBLE-DISCZ-RODD100
SYMBOLS Z-RODE100
SYMBOLSMIRROR F100
SYMBOLS SERPENTG100