An eighth-century inscribed cross-slab in Dull, Perthshire

Will, R.S., Forsyth, K. , Clancy, T.O. and Charles-Edwards, G. (2003) An eighth-century inscribed cross-slab in Dull, Perthshire. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 25(1), pp. 57-71. (doi: 10.3366/saj.2003.25.1.57)



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The discovery of a cross-inscribed slab with an inscription is described. Because of its importance it was decided to invite specialist comment on this piece of sculpture and to publish it in advance of the full report on the excavations. The form of the monument, its inscription and archaeological context are considered. The text appears to consist of a Gaelic personal name. The script is a form of geometrical lettering which can be dated to the opening quarter of the eighth century. The form of the cross has Columban associations which sit well with place-name and other evidence which points to Dull having been a monastery founded from Iona by c. AD 700.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clancy, Professor Thomas and Forsyth, Professor Katherine
Authors: Will, R.S., Forsyth, K., Clancy, T.O., and Charles-Edwards, G.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy.
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Journal Name:Scottish Archaeological Journal
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN (Online):1755-2028
Published Online:01 March 2003
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2003 Edinburgh University Press
First Published:First published in Scottish Archaeological Journal 25(1):57-71
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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