There are many Pictish stones in Moray, most of them stand lonely in some field or other somewhere along the roadside, often fenced-in with a small sign giving a few an explanations. They usually do not differ very much to the untrained eye, prior knowledge of Pictish symbolism often helps.
The Sueno stone is an exception for several reasons.
For one, it stands at the roadside on the edge of a modern residential area and for another it is the largest you can find in Scotland.
Sueno’s stone is spectacular not only because of its 6.5 meters but also because of the symbolism on display. It is decorated on all four sides, carved in the 9th or 10th century. The front side mainly with ornamentation, the back side tells the story of a battle. This is where it gets interesting. What battle could that be? It’s not easy to decide…
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