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Name stone

Mid 7th century–8th century

English Heritage

English Heritage

This name stone was made about the same time as the Lindisfarne Gospels. It bears the names of a man, or possibly two men. The names, Beanna and Pausil, are written in Anglo-Saxon capital letters on the lower half of the stone. Anglo-Saxon runes spell part of another personal name, possibly Coena, on the upper half of the stone. The use of a cross indicates Christian faith. The stone was originally painted.

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  • Title: Name stone
  • Date Created: Mid 7th century–8th century
  • Location: Lindisfarne Priory
  • Original Source: LINDISFARNE PRIORY
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Sandstone

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