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Corpus Refs:Macalister/1907:138
Macalister/1945:69
Site:AHLIS
Discovery:first mentioned, 1841 Hawkes, Z.
History:Macalister/1945, 73: `discovered in a souterrain by Z. Hawkes and Windele in 1841. taken out of the cave sometime toward the end of the nineteenth century, by the proprietor, the late Mr. R. Bence Jones, and placed on a rockery in his garden: but afterwards acquired from him by the Royal Irish Academy. This was the fourth out of the seven roofing-slabs of the cave'. Gippert/Web, Ogham 69: `According to Brash, OIM, 145 and JRSAI 10, 1869, 438, the first two stones were discovered in 1841 by Zachariah Hawkes of Monees and (J.) Windele, the third one by Brash himself during a visit to the site (together with Robt. Day, of Cork, and Z. Hawkes) on April 16, 1868. Windele published the discovery in the Cork Examiner of Jan. 18, 1842, and a first `rendering of the principal inscription' by `Rev. Mathew Horgan, of Blarney' appeared (in the same newspaper?) on June 25, 1849. According to Macalister (CIIC I, 73, n.1), the discovery was (after that?) claimed by one `Mr. Caulfield, of Cork' in a letter to the RIA'.
Geology:Macalister/1945, 73: `Clay slate'.
Dimensions:1.35 x 0.36 x 0.24 (converted from Macalister/1945)
Setting:in display
Location:National Museum, Dublin
Macalister/1945, 73: `now in the Academy's Collection, housed in the National Museum.'
Form:plain
Condition:inc , inc
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

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Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):GIRAGNI
Expansion:
GIRAGNI
Gippert/Web Ogham 69 concise discussion [Gippert 69]
Macalister/1907 55 reading only
Macalister/1945 73 reading only
McManus/1991 93--94 reading only
Ziegler/1994 259 reading only

Notes

Orientation:vertical up
Position:n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated
Incision:incised
Macalister/1907, 55: `The scores are very fine, as though nicked by a knife'.
Date:400 - 500 (Ziegler/1994)
Language:name only (ogham)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Macalister/1945, 73: `The inscription is cut in fine scores on the dexter angle...The notches of the final I are rather long, and misled early decipherers into the letter as Q. Brash makes the A into an O but there is only one notch'.
Legibility:inc
Lines:1
Carving errors:n
Doubtful:no

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