Corpus Refs:Macalister/1897:5
Discovery:first mentioned, 1848 Hitchcock, R.
History:Macalister/1945, 137: `Richard Hitchcock found two Ogham stones in the grave-yard on this townland. One of these [this stone] was presented on his behalf to the R.I.A. by Bishop Graves in 1848'.

Macalister/1897, 24: `...this stone is now preserved in the National Museum in Dublin, being part of the collection transferred thither from the Royal Irish Academy'.

Dimensions:0.88 x 0.25 x 0.05 (converted from Macalister/1945)
Setting:in display
Location:National Museum, Dublin
Macalister/1945, 137, `presented to the R[oyal]. I[rish]. A[cademy]. by Bishop Graves in 1848'.

Now in the National Museum, Dublin.

Condition:incomplete , some
Macalister/1945, 137: `a slab which had been split off from the surface of a larger stone and ... trimmed.'
Crosses:1: arcs; outline; n/a; expanded; curved; circular; none; none; plain

Macalister/1945, 137: `It is evidently a slab which has been split off from the surface of a larger stone, and, without any reference to the Oghams which it bore, trimmed to make an early Christian tombstone. To this latter adaption belongs a cross pattee in a circle, below which is an arrow (?), point upward, flanked by two swastikas: at the bottom end of the shaft of the arrow a very faint circular mark, pocked on the surface, can be discerned, and another a short distance further down. These latter are mentioned for the sake of completeness. I do not attach much importance to them. In any case, all these devices have nothing to do with the inscription: they are on the original base of the stone, and are inverted with respect to it'.

Cuppage/etal/1986, 258: `One face of this stone bears a Maltese cross within a circle, beneath which is a spear-or arrow-like motif flanked on either side by a swastika. Two very faint circular marks were noted by Macalister (1945, 137) below the stem of the arrow but these are not now evident'.

On crosses on ogham stones see in general McManus/1991, 56--61.



AGLIS/1/1     Pictures


Macalister, R.A.S. (1897):[L^O^U]GGODIKAMAQIMAQ[O][--
Macalister/1897 24--27 reading only
Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):--]MAQIMAQ[I][--][O]GGODIKA
Cuppage/etal/1986 254--255, Plate 17, Fig. 142 reading only
Macalister/1945 138 reading only
Ziegler/1994 263 reading only


Orientation:mixed directions
Position:n/a ; arris ; beside cross ; undivided
Macalister/1945, 137-138: `With regard to the inscription itself I take it that this began on an angle of the lost back surface, there giving the owner's name: that it then passed to the surviving sinister angle (supposing the stone to be set up with the cross downward) reading upward, and concluded on the surviving dexter angle, reading downward.'
Date:None published
Language:Goidelic (ogham)
Ling. Notes:See McManus/1991, 79.
Macalister/1945, 137-138: `In the second MAQI only I1 remains of the final letter, the rest being broken away. In the dexter angle of the O is a complete vowel, and it may have been preceded by a letter of the H-group (the H-surface is here broken): not of the B group, of which some relics would have survived. This absolutely rules out the restoration Loggodika suggested in Epigraphy [Macalister/1897, 26]. The letter after the O remains to assure us of this, and to shut out alternative readings GD or LG. The last vowel is fractured: it certainly had one notch, though two are conceivable. The scores which lie on the B-surfaces of these angles are abruptly cut short, by the splitting away of the inscribed surface from the original pillar'.
Carving errors:n