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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Craft, Industry and trade

Cross-incised stone

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Small stone with a deeply incised cross potent motif on one side, and a pocked and grooved circular motif on the other.

It is not certain whether this was a votive piece made for a grave burial, or perhaps an open mould for metal-casting. 

 

The date of the piece is not known, though it was recovered from an area of the Whithorn excavations full of 13th - 15th century graves.

Materials/Media:
Stone
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Accession number:
SE14.4
Digital Number:
WTAH004


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