‘Ornament’ found to be 13th Century gravestone

Started by gash, December 09, 2016, 05:48:06 pm

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A gravestone used as an ornament by a couple from Glyn Ceiriog, Wrexham, is thought to be a rare effigy of a medieval monk.

Meryl and Jerry Butler bought the stone at an auction in Ruabon in the 1990s.

Academics say the inscribed carving could be an image of a 13th Century Cistercian abbot from the Valle Crucis Abbey in Llangollen, Denbighshire.

Archaeology Prof Howard Williams, from the University of Chester, said it was a "unique monument".

Read more : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-38228588
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