Aberlemno V
Forfar, Angus
Pictish Symbol Stone Class I Canmore HES

There are two Class I Pictish Symbol Stones (rough rocks, incised symbols) at Aberlemno. The best known is the fine Serpent Stone, so-called because of the serpent symbol at the top. The other is much less well known as the symbols have been largely eroded away.

This second Class I stone is very unclear. A large curving symbol (probably a crescent) above a smaller curving symbol may be faintly seen on the front face of the stone, but the symbols are in too poor a condition to be properly discerned. This stone is generally considered to be either an unfinished symbol stone or a more recent fake.

See also: Aberlemno I, Aberlemno II and Aberlemno III.

Images ©1998 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km Aberlemno I Pictish Symbol Stone Class I
0km Aberlemno II Pictish Symbol Stone Class II
0km Aberlemno III Pictish Symbol Stone Class II
0km Woodrae Pictish Slab Pictish Symbol Stone Class II
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)