Aberlemno I

Forfar, Angus
Pictish Symbol Stone Class I
Also known as Serpent Stone

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.

There are three symbols on the front of the Serpent Stone: a serpent (which gives the stone its name); a double-disc-and-Z-rod; and a mirror-and-comb. On the back of the stone are several cup-marks.

It is commonly thought that the Serpent Stone is a much earlier megalith that was re-used by the Picts.

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

Nearby Sites:

Aberlemno V

Pictish Symbol Stone Class I.

Less than 1km away.

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Aberlemno III

Pictish Symbol Stone Class II.

Less than 1km away.

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Aberlemno II

Pictish Symbol Stone Class II.

Less than 1km away.

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Woodrae Pictish Slab

Pictish Symbol Stone Class II.

Less than 1km away.

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