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1. Meigle no. 4

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-06-12
Date 12 June 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Perthshire
Townland Meigle
OSMapRef NO 285445 (328500, 744500)
Area Scotland
GeneralContext General View of the top half of the back of Meigle no.4, an upright cross slab.
Location Church of Meigle
GeneralContext Stone type: Old Red Sandstone
Dimensions Full slab is 5' by 2'11'' wide and 6'' thick.
GeneralDescription This shows the top half of the back of Meigle no.4, an upright cross slab. The slab has been broken in two.
GeneralDescription At the top there is a horseman armed with a sword and spear. To his right there are a pair of serpentine creatures placed symmetrically, and facing in opposite directions.
GeneralDescription Below this there is an elephant, on the left, and below that crescent and V-shaped rod symbols.
GeneralDescription To the right of the elephant there is a beast biting the end of the tail of a serpent whose body is interlaced with the crest of ear of the beast.
GeneralDescription To the rigth of this there is a second, smaller, horseman armed with a sword, riding behind the first one.

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