The Abernethy Stone

Ordnance Survey Map Reference NO190164

The south-east face of the stone

The stone looking straight on

Abernethy is a little village situated a few miles south-east of Perth, and can be found by leaving the M90 on the A912, and heading east via the A913. The village itself has a long and interesting history, which I won't go into, but the stone stands at the foot of an 11th century round tower, which is itself worthy of study.

The stone has obviously bee broken at some point in the past, but what remains is quite clear. Most of a vertical tuning fork (?) stands over the remnant of a crescent and V-rod. On the left, a hammer, and to the right, an anvil. The remaining end of the V-rod is arrow-flighted.

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