The portormin (dunbeath) runestone

Findell, Martin (2016) The portormin (dunbeath) runestone. Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, 6 . pp. 153-170. ISSN 1892-0950

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A stone with a short runic inscription was discovered on the beach at Portormin Harbour in Dunbeath, Caithness, in 1996. The find attracted some press attention at the time, but has been largely ignored by the runological com­mu­nity amid doubts over its authenticity. There has, however, been no detailed dis­cussion of the stone in a public arena. A description of the inscription is followed by discussion of several interpretations. There are good reasons for suspecting that the carvings are of modern origin, but the matter cannot be settled with certainty; the case invites comparison with the controversies sur­rounding runic inscriptions in North America.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: older runes, Caithness, Scotland, modern runic inscriptions, suspect runic inscriptions, methodology, find report
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of English
Depositing User: Zimmerman, Emma
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 03:56

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