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TITLE
Medieval finds at Dunstaffnage
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_351A_2_P410
PLACENAME
Dunstaffnage Castle
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride
DATE OF IMAGE
1776
PERIOD
1760s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31156
KEYWORDS
castles
swords
scythes
artefacts
Medieval finds at Dunstaffnage

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows medieval finds at Dunstaffnage Castle, near Oban.

The centre image shows a small ivory statue, found in a ruinous part of the castle. It is said to represent the coronation chair at Dunstaffnage, where the Stone of Destiny was incorporated, until its removal to Scone. Sitting on the replica coronation chair is a representation of a crowned monarch, with a book in one hand. This contains the laws of the land, which he is swearing to obey.

To the left of the coronation chair is a an example of a Danish sword and to the right, a military scythe. Below, is part of a rude iron sword, found in Islay

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Medieval finds at Dunstaffnage

ARGYLL: Kilmore and Kilbride

1760s

castles; swords; scythes; artefacts

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This illustration was taken from 'A Tour in Scotland' by Thomas Pennant. It shows medieval finds at Dunstaffnage Castle, near Oban.<br /> <br /> The centre image shows a small ivory statue, found in a ruinous part of the castle. It is said to represent the coronation chair at Dunstaffnage, where the Stone of Destiny was incorporated, until its removal to Scone. Sitting on the replica coronation chair is a representation of a crowned monarch, with a book in one hand. This contains the laws of the land, which he is swearing to obey.<br /> <br /> To the left of the coronation chair is a an example of a Danish sword and to the right, a military scythe. Below, is part of a rude iron sword, found in Islay