Dandaleith stone

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The Dandaleith Stone
Material Pink Granite
Size 1.7 metres (5 ft 7 in)
Classification Class I incised stone
Symbols Eagle
Notched rectangle and z-rod
Mirror case
Crescent and v-rod
Created Sixth-Eighth Century CE
Discovered May 2013
Place Craigellachie, Scotland

The Dandaleith stone is a Class I Pictish stone from Craigellachie, Scotland. It was discovered in May 2013 during ploughing.[1]

Location[edit]

The exact location of the find is currently unreported due to the archaeological vulnerability of the site. The stone underwent conservation before going on display at Elgin museum.[1][2]

Description[edit]

The stone is 1.7 metres (5 ft 7 in) high, 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) wide and 0.36 metres (1 ft 2 in) deep, and is carved from pink granite.[3] It bears incised Pictish symbols on two adjacent faces, a notched rectangle and z rod and mirror case on one and an eagle and crescent and v rod on another.[4] The arrangement of symbols on adjacent faces is unusual and may be unique.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dandaleith Pictish Stone", Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service, July 31, 2014, retrieved August 8, 2014 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-35862682
  3. ^ "Dandaleith Pictish Stone", British Archaeology News Resource, August 2, 2014, retrieved August 8, 2014 
  4. ^ "Rolling stone? Archaeologist try to unlock secrets of Pictish find", BBC News, August 8, 2014, retrieved August 8, 2014