Volume I: County Durham and Northumberland

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Current Display: Lindisfarne 28, Northumberland Forward button Back button
Overview
National Grid Reference of Place of Discovery
Present Location
Priory Museum, Lindisfarne
Evidence for Discovery
Found between March and June 1915 in excavations by C. R. Peers, possibly within priory church
Church Dedication
No Dedication
Present Condition
Worn and broken
Description

Only one face is carved.

A (broad): The stone has no frame. A median-incised cross of type G1 has a circular centre. Roundels at the centre and ends of the arms each enclose four triquetras in relief. In the lower quadrants are traces of an incomplete and illegible inscription.

Discussion

Lindisfarne 30a-b and 32, both incised slabs, also include interlace filling within roundels. This could be a transition between the earlier incised type and Lindisfarne 38 with its cross of type D10 in relief. In Ireland crosses with expanded arms filled with interlace are tenth-century (Lionard 1961, 131-4).

Date
Eighth century
References
Peers 1914-15, 136, fig. 3; Brown 1918-19, 204, fig. 5, 11; Brown 1921, 68; Peers 1923-4, 261, fig. 5; Collingwood 1927, 10-11, 174-5, fig. 16K; Okasha 1971, 96, pl. 79

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