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1. Aberlemno no. 2

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-05-27
Date 27 May 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Forfarshire
Townland Aberlemno
OSMapRef NO 522556 (352280,755625)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext Cross Slab
Location South of B9134, off the A90, between Brechin and Forfar
GeneralContext Stone type: Old red sandstone
Dimensions 9' 3" high, 3' 4" across the front and 8" thick at the sides.
GeneralDescription General view of the back of the slab, divided in to three panels containg the crescent and a v shape at the top, below it are a double disc and a Z shape, beneath the symbols is a hunting scene with 4 riders and 3 men on foot, two with hunting horns.
GeneralDescription On the left side of the slab is a centaur
GeneralDescription On the right side of the slab is (David?) tearing the lion apart, with a sheep and a harp above him to designate David as shepherd and harpist.

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