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Trial piece Trial piece

Trial design on piece of slate, for a penannular brooch, from the royal hillfort at Dunadd, Argyll, 575 - 850 AD

Disc Disc

Insular lettered slate disc inscribed 'in nomine', from Dunadd, 600 - 800 AD

Piece / slate Piece / slate

Oblong piece of slate perforated at one end and with scratched roughly radiating lines, from St Blane's, Bute

Roof slate / portion Roof slate / portion

Part of a roofing slate incised with broad double lines, from St Blane's, Bute

Roof slate / fragment Roof slate / fragment

Thin flake from a roofing slate incised with broad double lines, from St Blane's, Bute

Trial piece Trial piece

Trial design on a small fragment of slate, from St Blane's, Bute

Trial piece Trial piece

Trial design on a re-used roof slate, with an incised knotwork square, from St Blane's, Bute, 800 - 1000 AD

Incised slate Incised slate

Insular lettered slate from St Blane's, Bute, 800 - 1000 AD

Incised slate Incised slate

Slate graffiti showing collared dogs chasing deer, from St Blane's, Bute, 600 - 1000 AD

Inscribed slate Inscribed slate

Rectangular piece of slate incised with a small square of interlaced work and large three limbed letter, from St Blane's, Bute, 800 - 1000 AD

Incised slate Incised slate

Slate graffiti showing collared dogs chasing deer, from St Blane's, Bute, 600 - 1000 AD

Incised slate Incised slate

Carving of a Viking ship on a slate, from Jarlshof, 800 - 1100 AD

Incised slate Incised slate

Piece of slate with graffiti, with sketches of a man's head and a hen? on one side, and sketches of an old man's head and a seal on the other, found at Jarlshof, Shetland, 800 - 1100 AD

Board, gaming Board, gaming

Slate gaming board with incised chequer board pattern on one face, from Jarlshof, 1050 - 1200 AD

Pebble Pebble

Slate pebble with incised tree rune on one face, from Jarlshof

Knife blade Knife blade

Small slate triangular serrated knife blade, from Jarlshof, 1000 - 600 BC

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