Slab (Fragment)

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From Poltalloch, Kilmartin, Argyllshire

Postcard of Slab (Fragment).
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Slab (Fragment)

This stone slab was found at Poltalloch at Kilmartin in Argyll. It is probably from a memorial stone for a grave dating sometime between 500 and 900.

The slab has an ogham inscription which possibly reads 'CRON[A]N'.

Ogham was a form of writing used by native peoples in Britain and Ireland. The letters were arranged to either side of a base line, often created by the edge of a stone.

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Online ID: 000-100-042-160-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.HPO 470
Date: Between 500 and 900
Material: Stone; bearing ogham characters possibly reading 'C R O N [A] N'
Dimensions: 320 mm H x 80 mm L x 60 mm W
What: Slab / fragment
Where: Scotland, Argyll, Kilmartin, Poltalloch
Description: Fragment of a stone slab bearing Irish ogham characters, from Poltalloch, Kilmartin, Argyll
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