|Discovery:||recognised, 1782 Pelham, H.|
|History:||According to Macalister/1945, 144, this stone was found `in an ancient burial-ground, callled Kilvickillane, on the shore of Smerwick Bay'. It was subsequently transferred in 1848 to Burnham, the seat of Lord Ventry, where it remains.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 145: `Grit'.|
|Dimensions:||1.27 x 0.38 x 0.2 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
According to Macalister/1945, 145, this stone was found in an ancient burial-ground, callled Kilvickillane, on the shore of Smerwick Bay. It was subsequently transferred in 1848 to Burnham, the seat of Lord Ventry, where it remains.
|Condition:||complete , some|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1897):||MAQQIQETTIA | MAQQICUNITTI|
MAQQI QETTIA MAQQI CUNITTI
Macalister/1897 28 reading only
McManus/1991 65 reading only
Ziegler/1994 264 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||MAQQIQUETTI ||| MAQQICUNITTI|
MAQQI-QETTI MAQQI CUNITTI
Macalister/1945 145--146 reading only
|Cuppage, J. (1986):||MAQQICUNITTI ||| [M]A[Q]QIQETTI[A]|
MAQQICUNITTI [M]A[Q]QI QETTI[A]
Cuppage/etal/1986 251 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up up|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 108.|
Macalister/1945, 146: `There is a faint, broad hollow notch after QETTI, at the end of the first line, not nearly as deep as the I-notches preceding it. It might be A, but I am inclined to reject it. In the second line, the N looks at first like an R, because the last scores (hardly the first) bend round the adjacent angle to the right: at this place the two angles approximate so closely that the stone-cutter evidently considered that he had insufficient breadth on the B-surface to hold the consonant scores which would have to be placed there. Beyond the letter in question the two angles coalesce'.
Cuppage/etal/1986, 251: `The M is not now discernible but is recorded by Macalister...The first two scores of the Q have all but disappeared, but most earlier accounts include them. After the final I there is a less distinct notch which may represent A; Macalister included this in 1897 but subsequently rejected it in 1945'.