BARHA/1

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1907:178
Macalister/1945:103
Site:BARHA
Discovery:recognised, 1845 Haly, D.
History:Macalister/1945, 102, `From a souterrain in a ringfort, which was dismantled in 1845 to make a cabbage-garden. A gamekeeper named Denis Haly (so spelt in Windele's notebook, from which these facts are derived) whom Windele had subsidized to look out for antiquities, especially ogham stones, noticed the inscription on one of the lintels, raised with the others, and laid on the rampart of the fort for subsequent disposal; so he came by night and carried it off, and sold it for 1 to Windele. The stone was taken to the Royal Cork Institution, and is now in the museum of University College, Cork'.
Geology:Macalister/1945, 102, `sandstone'.
Dimensions:1.42 x 0.38 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1945)
Setting:unattch
Location:University College Cork
Macalister/1945, 102, `...in the museum of University College, Cork'.
Form:plain
Condition:incomplete , some
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

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Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1907):CARRTTACCGAQIMOCCAGGI
Expansion:
CARRTTACC GAQI MOCCAGGI
Macalister/1907 123--124 reading only
Ziegler/1994 260 reading only
Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):CARRTTACCGAQIMUCAGG[I]
Expansion:
CARRTTACC GAQI MU CAGG[I]
Macalister/1907 123--124 concise discussion
Macalister/1945 102--103 reading only
Ziegler/1994 260 reading only
Gippert, J. (1981):[C]ARRTTACCMMAQIMU[-]CAGG[--
Expansion:
[C]ARRTTACC MMAQI MU[- ]CAGG[--
Gippert/Web Ogham 103 reading only [Gippert 103]
McManus, D. (1991):CARRTTACCMMAQIMUCAGG[I]
Expansion:
CARRTTACC MMAQI MU CAGG[I]
McManus/1991 65 reading only

Notes

Orientation:vertical up
Position:n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undivided
Incision:incised
Macalister/1945, 102, `finely cut scores'.
Date:None published
Language:Goidelic (ogham)
Ling. Notes:See McManus/1991, 96, 108, 115, 124.
Palaeography:none
Legibility:some
Macalister/1945, 102, `GAQI MU is not a blunder: as we have already seen (p. xii), it is a deliberate `camouflage' of the tabooed formula MAQI MUCOI. U is slightly larger than the other two notches, but not sufficiently so to make it into a consonant score. Between MU and CAGGI there is a blank space of 2 1/2". Whatever this name may represent or denote, it reappears, again as an ancestral name, in NETA CAGI (47): and we note with interest that it has been injured on the stone before us, part of the second G and the final I having been knocked off'.

McManus/1991, 172, note 36, remarks that this theory is `quite far fetched'.

Gippert/Web, 103,`There is no reason to read GAQI instead of MMAQI with an (exceptional) double MM. There is a larger space between MU and CAGG leaving room for a three or four stroke letter; possibly there was a double CC originally'.

Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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