Fordoun Stone

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Coordinates: 56°53′46″N 2°27′04″W / 56.8962°N 2.4512°W / 56.8962; -2.4512

The Fordoun Stone
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The Fordoun Stone
Material Old Red Sandstone
Size 1.07 metres (3.5 ft)
Classification Class II cross slab
Symbols Celtic cross
Hunting scene
Double disc and z-rod
Writing Ogham script:
VUN-MSETTORBBRE
Roman script:
Pidarnoin
Discovered 18th Century CE
Present location Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire

The Fordoun Stone is a class II Pictish cross slab in Fordoun parish church, Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Description[edit]

A slab of Old Red Sandstone, the cross slab was discovered in the late 18th century, having been reused as paving in Fordoun Parish Church.[1] The slab, now standing in the church bears a celtic cross with interlaced knotwork, a hunting scene and a double disc and z-rod design. It also bears inscriptions, Ogham script along the edges of the stone, VUN-MSETTORBBRE as well as an inscription in roman script, Pidarnoin, on the face of the slab.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraser, Iain (2008), The Pictish Symbol Stones of Scotland, Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, pp. 62–63 

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