|Discovery:||arch excav, 1969 White, R.B.|
|History:||The stone was re-used some time after its first erection as the lintel stone in a long-cist grave. Upon its excavation, it was moved to Bodedern parish church.|
|Geology:||White/1971-1972, 34: 'a boulder of igneous rock such as occur in the boulder-clay of which the hillock consists'.|
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
The stone is currently in Bodedern parish church.
White/1971-72, 34, `boulder'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
White/1971--1972, 34, argues that the stone is largely unweathered, and that it was was not damaged in excavation. However, White notes that stone's back `had been repeatedly plough struck'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|White, R.B. (1971):||ERCAGNI|
White/1971-72 343--344 reading only
|Position:||inc ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
White/1971--1972, 34 `confidently pocked'.
|Date:||475 - 525 (White/1971-72)|
|Language:||name only (rcaps)|
|Palaeography:||White/1971--1972, 34: `...debased Roman capitals'. |
The inscription is in capitals. The oblique bar of the 'R' appears to not join the upright, and the cross-bar of the 'A' appears sloped upwards to the right. All the other letters appear standard.
White/1971--1972, 34: `the lettering is still relatively fresh'.
Edwards/1986, 23 argues for the name's Irish nature.