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Ogham Stone, Poltalloch

Site/Artefact
Ogham Stone, Polltalloch

Type
Incribed stone

Site Number

National Grid Reference
1820 East
6972 North

Map ( 1:25000)
Ordnance Survey Explorer No 358

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Excavation Details
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Description
This ogham inscribed stone was found in association with a series of long cists in 1931 in a gravel pit. Commercial gravel-digging has since obliterated all traces of the site

This incription spells out the name CRONAN. Crónán was a common Gaelic personal name, and there is nothing to help us identify who is referred to by this stone, nor can we assess its age with any great certainty.

Three ogham incription have survived in Argyll: this one, and two others. One is on the island of Gigha and is illegible, and the other is on the bed-rock on the summit of Dunadd

Though ogham script is perfectly readable in itself, particularly incriptions are vulnerable to damage, situated as they often are on the corners of stone objects. Once damaged, losing a stroke here or a point there, they can become very difficult to interpret. Many of the surviving ogham inscriptions in Scotland have not been transliterated or translated.

Access/Ownership
Now in the National Museum of Scotland

A replica is kept at Kilmartin House

References

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Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts

 1. Kilmory Oib
 2. Druim an Dúin
 3. Duntroon
 4. Dún Ardifur 1
 5. Eilean Rígh 1
 6. Dún Chonaillach
 7. Loch Awe Crannogs
 8. Torran Hoard
 9. Dún na Nighinne
10. Kilmartin Parish Church
11. Temple Wood Stone Circles
12. Ogham stone, Poltalloch
13. Barnakil Cross
14. Kilbride Chapel
15. Kilbride Crosses
16. Dunadd Fort
17. In Nomine disk
18. Brooch Moulds
19. Dunadd cross-marked quern
20. Loch Glashan Crannog
21. Glebe Cairn

22. Nether Largie North
23. Nether Largie Mid
24. Nether Largie South
25. Ri Cruin
26. Nether Largie
27. Ballymeanoch - Stones
28. Ballymeanoch - Henge
29. Ballymeanoch - Cairn
30. Dunchragaig
31. Baluachraig
32. Carnassarie Castle
33. BallymeanocH - Barrow
34. Dun Mac Samhainn
35. Glenmoine, Upper Largie
36. Creag a' Mhadaidh
37. Carnassarie - Round Cairn
38. Carnasserie - Standing Stones
39. Carnasserie - Cist
40. Carnasserie Cottage
41. Upper Largie - Cist
42. Upper Largie - Rock Carvings

43. Nether Largie
44. Poltalloch - Cist
45. Poltalloch - cists
46. Bruach an Druimein
47. Dunchraigaig - Dun
48. Poltalloch - Round Cairn
49. Rownfield - Cist
50. Ballymeanoch - Cist
51. Poltalloch - Cists
52. Ballymeanoch - Dun
53. Dunadd - Standing Stones
54. Dunadd - Standing Stone
55. Baile Mor - Dun
56. Anaskeog - Rock Carvings
57. Bariole
58. Rhudil - Round Cairn 1
59. Rhudil - Round Cairn 2
60. Kilmartin Castle
61. Slockavullin
62. Rowanfield - Standing Stone
63. Poltalloch - Cremation

 

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