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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

The Medieval Church

Inscribed stone

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Smoothly cut block of granite with religious lettering engraved on both sides.  "I H S" represents the first three letters of the name "Jesus" in the Greek alphabet (Jesus Hominem Salvator - Jesus Saviour of Man).

 

This stone was discovered having been reused as a kerbstone in Three Crowns Close, Dumfries, close to the premises of Edgar Bell, painter.  It is thought to originate from St Gregory’s Lodging which was in this area.

Materials/Media:
stone, igneous rock, granite
Dimensions:
height 345mm, width 475mm, depth 120mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.192
Digital Number:
DMMO003n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council