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Monuments: I

1. Iona, St. John's Cross, East face.

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-06-07
Date 7 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Argyll, Isle of Mull
Townland Iona
OSMapRef NM 285242 (128525, 724212)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext Ringed Cross.
Location Originally stood west from the small chapel known as 'St.Columba's Shrine' and north-west from the west door of the abbey church.
GeneralContext Stone type: chlorite-schist
Dimensions cross is now 5.3 m high, width tapers from 0.54 m at the bottom to 0.48 m at the top, and thickness from 0.26 m to 0.22 m.
GeneralDescription East face of large, ringed, decorated cross.
GeneralDescription The East face of the shaft is divided into three panels, with bosses and serpent bodied creatures.

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