BALBO/1

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1907:154
Macalister/1945:38
Site:BALBO
Discovery:recognised, 1841 inc
History:Macalister/1945, 42--43: `Brash erroneously ascribes the discovery of the stone to Hitchcock: but it was well-known as early as 1841, when it was standing erect. Some time after that date, however, it fell, inscription side downward, as a result of the operations of treasure-seekers. Hitchcock visited the monument in 1849, when he was obliged to employ 20 men to turn it over: after which he replaced it as he found it, so that it had to be turned again to check his copy of the inscription'.
Geology:Macalister/1945, 42: `Close-grained slate'.
Dimensions:2.31 x 1.75 x 0.23 (converted from Macalister/1945)
Setting:in ground
Location:on site
Form:name-slab
Condition:incomplete , some
Macalister/1945, 42: `condition good but worn, top broken away'.
Folklore:Macalister/1945, 44, note 1: `Hitchcock further reports in his notebook that he had heard locally that when the stone was erect an old man in the neighbouring village of Knocktopher had interpreted the transcription as meaning "Here lies Corbmac Cuinn" ... This credible effort is worth putting on record as an illustration of the presistence of the Ogham tradition among the country folk'.
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

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Inscriptions


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Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):DUNAIDOS MAQI MARIANI
Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):CORBI{K}OIMAQILABRID[--
Expansion:
CORBI KOI MAQI LABRID[--
Macalister/1945 42 reading only
Ziegler/1994 256 reading only

Notes

Orientation:vertical up
Position:n/a ; arris ; mixed ; inc
Macalister/1945, 42: `Inscription pocked on the dexter edge of the face uppermost in the present position of the stone'.
Incision:pocked
Macalister/1945, 42: `pocked'.
Date:700 - 900 (Ziegler/1994)
Language:Goidelic (ogham)
Ling. Notes:See McManus/1991, 79.
Palaeography:none
Legibility:good
Macalister/1945, 42: `condition good but worn'.
Lines:1
Carving errors:n
Doubtful:no

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