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Monuments: I

1. Iona, Eochoid stone cross.

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 Grave-marker with inscribed cross.
Location thought to have been a grave-marker. Original location is unknown.
GeneralContext Stone type: Torridonian flagstone
Dimensions 0.36 m long and 0.27 m in width.
GeneralDescription Chi-rho monogram consisting of a compass-drawn cross with expanded arms, which has a small hook (the rho) attached to the upper arm.
GeneralDescription It has an inscription along the top edge of the stone which reads LAPIS ECHODI, 'The stone of Echoid'. Echoid was an Old Irish personal name; Echoid was the name of one of the traditional companions of Columba, and of several of the kings of Dal Riata.

  1. The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Argyll: An Inventory of the Monuments. Vol. 4. Iona. 1, HMSO, Edinburgh (1982) High Cross, Archaeology, Scotland, Iona, Isle of Mull.
  2. Allen, J. R., Anderson, J., The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland., Pinkfoot Press, Balgavies, Angus (1993) Descriptions, Stone, Sculpture, Monuments, Scotland.