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Dyce II
Created Sixth-Ninth Century CE
Place Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland

The Dyce stones are a collection of Pictish and Early Medieval sculptured stones that are housed in a shelter in the ruined St Fergus's Chapel, Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland. There are two larger stones, known as Dyce I and Dyce II, that bear idiomatically Pictish symbols, as well as several smaller sculptured stones.

Dyce I

This is a Class I stone, bearing incised Pictish symbols. The symbols are the Pictish Beast and the Double disc and z-rod.

Dyce II

This is a Class II cross slab bearing a celtic cross decorated with knotwork and a central boss with spiral work. round the base of the cross are the Crescent and v-rod, Double disc and z-rod, triple disc and mirror case. On the side is an ogham inscription that transliterates as:

EOTTASSARRHETODDEDDOTS MAQQ ROGODDADD

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