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The form of this cross suggests that it was carved in the early 600s soon after the death of St Columba. The inscription ‘LAPIS ECHODI’ (the stone of Echoid) is carved along the upper edge of the stone. It is likely that this is the name of the person whose graved was marked by this stone. Could this have been Echodi, King of Dal Riáta, who died in 629, or the monk Echodi, one of Columba’s original twelve followers. On display in Iona Abbey Museum.

Details

Date Made
7th century
Dimensions
l 360mm (l 14 3/16")
Property Information
Iona Abbey
Object Number
IONA022
Access Status
Display

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