Valuable Statue Of Mercury Stolen From Dunrobin Castle
10th June 2009
Valuable Statue Of Mercury Stolen From Dunrobin Castle, Golspie
POLICE in Golspie are appealing for information after a large garden statue was stolen from Dunrobin Castle gardens, the home of Lord Strathnaver of Sutherland.
The statue, which is approx 6ft and weighs approx 440kg, is a high value item, believed to worth somewhere in the region of between twenty to thirty thousand pounds.
The incident took place sometime between 1530 on Tuesday 9 June and 1400 on Wednesday 10 June 2009 and was stolen from the walled garden.
Police say the statue is a bronze sculpture of the Roman god Mercury and depicts a nude male standing on one leg with his right arm stretched skywards and holding a caduceus in his left hand. It is perched on top of an upward looking head which is blowing, representing Mercury riding the wind. He also has wings on his heels and head.
The item would take three or more people to lift and dates back to around 1826. Police are appealing for any information regarding suspicious activity in the area. Police would also like to urge scrap dealers or merchants who may be offered such an item to contact them.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Police in Golspie on 01862 810222 or call Crimestoppers 24-7 anonymously on 0800 555 111.