The Stone of Destiny: Artefact and Icon

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David John Breeze, Thomas Owen Clancy, Richard Welander
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2003 - Scotland - 283 pages
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The Stone of Destiny, Stone of Scone or Coronation Stone, is a relatively unattractive and unappealing slab of stone but it is also a unique symbol in Scottish history, linked to royal inaugurations. At a conference organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1997 participants focused on the stone as both object and symbol', discussing its origins, authenticity, its role as a national icon, its removal and loss, and its final return to Scotland in 1996. A range of different approaches were taken assessing the geology of the stone, its ceremonial functions, its links with Scone and Scone Abbey and its turbulent history. Contributors include:

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Contents

THE TAKING OF THE STONE
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an overv iew and discussion
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The geology of the Stone of Destiny
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