|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1978 O'Brien, G.|
|History:||Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980, 7, `Found by Mr. Gearoid O'Brien on 27 March 1978 and now in the Castle Museum, Athlone.'|
|Geology:||Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980, 7: `sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||0.84 x 0.59 x 0.1 (Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980)|
|Location:||Castle Museum, Athlone|
Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980, 7, `now in the Castle Museum, Athlone.'
|Condition:||complete , some|
Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980, 7, `a small fragment is missing from one side'.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; other; square; cruciform; inner curv; none; decorated|
|Decorations:||band; frame; geometric key pattern|
Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980, 7, `It bears a ringed cross within a rectangular frame, the vertical measurment being only slightly greater than the horizontal. The cross has a square in the centre and the terminals are slightly expanded, square, and bear conventional foliage decoration. The arms of the cross have a fret pattern of interlocking T type. The ring is small, narrow and plain. The frame consists of a broad band of a continuous fret pattern of the interlocking L type.'
|Fanning, T. et al. (1980):||AILILLAUE | DUNCHATHO|
AILILL AVE DUNCHATHO
Fanning/ÓhÉailidhe/1980 7 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; above cross ; undivided|
Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980, 7, `The inscription is in two horizontal lines above the panel'.
Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980, 7, `clearly cut'.
|Date:||764 - 764 (Fanning/ÓhÉailidhe/1980)|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A's are in a very pronouned 'OC' form and the I's, Ls, U's and D have wedge-shaped finials. The three Ls are all curved, the E is in the closed minuscule form and the Hs are also minuscule. The T is half-uncial with a curved ascender and a flat top stroke. The D has an open bow and a vertical ascender. The U's are made up of one vertical stroke and one curved stroke which joins it. The vertical stroke continues below the join with the curve. The N is minuscule.|
Fanning/OhEailidhe/1980, 7, `clearly cut and complete'.