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Pestle

In black ink "Hermiesgarth Sanday Orkney"; in red pencil "771" Hermiesgarth (probably Hermisgarth Farm), Cross & Burness, Hermiesgarth, Sanday, Orkney, Scotland MANU unknown Stone pestle of grey rock, very irregular shape. The bone die (B.1914.772), also from Hermiesgarth, indicates that there is an IA site here somewhere, perhaps the possible broch at Westbrough HY/663424 - see RCAHMS 1946 Vol.2 No. 183. (EWM). Note: The catalogue of the collection of Walter Traill Dennison records "163. Comb found in Hallo of Hermasgarth, a broch removed in 1880" (This object was sold abroad in 1892)