BISCV/1

Corpus Refs:Huebner/1876:19
Macalister/1949:1053
Okasha/1993:1(i)
Site:BISCV
Discovery:recognised, 1700 Lhuyd, E.
History:According to Okasha/1993, 63, the stone was first recorded in 1700 by Lhwyd as `by the Alms-House at St Blasey', and that by 1838 it was at `the eastern end of the almshouse, close by the turnpike gate'. In 1867 Polsue recorded the stone as being used as a gatepost. Okasha also states that the stone was moved to its present location in 1896 by Rev. D. R. Vaughan.
Geology:Macalister/1949, 183: '... very coarse grained friable granite'.
Dimensions:2.22 x 0.45 x 0.2 (Okasha/1993)
Setting:in ground
Location:Biscovey; Moved to the churchyard of St Mary's church, Biscovey, by Rev. D. R. Vaughan in Sept. 1896. This is the current location. The inscribed surfaces face N and S.
Okasha/1993, 63: ` in the churchyard of St. Mary's Church Biscovey outside the priest's door, on the south side of the church'.
Form:Cramp shaft B
Macalister/1949, 183, `A cross-shaft'.

Okasha/1993, 63: `...the stone is a cross-shaft'.

Thomas/1994, 330: `shaft of 11th cent. high cross.'

Condition:inc , poor
Macalister/1949, 183, `The ornament and inscriptions... are in very poor condition...I did not venture to take a rubbing of the inscriptions, for fear of injuring the surface.'

Okasha/1993, 63, `probably complete...Modern holes testify to its use as a gatepost'.

Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:band; geometric ribbon interlace; geometric key pattern

Macalister/1949, 183: `South Face: A blank panel, below which is a small panel with a plain fret. Underneath this, a panel...bearing the inscription...Underneath this again, a raised band, which encircles the whole cross-shaft...

Eastern Face: A defaced panel, terminating below in two bands...Underneath this, a small panel with a simple knot, below which is the raised band above mentioned.

Northern Face: A plain fret-pattern, formed by a band rather bolder than in the other panels: underneath it an inscription in two lines; underneath that again, a fret, founded upon a circle with diagonals. The fret is cut off abruptly by the inscribed panel, leaving two free ends - a rather unusual piece of bungling'.

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Inscriptions


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Readings

Langdon, A.G. (1896):+AL | RO | RON
Expansion:
+ ALRORON
Langdon/1896 370 reading only
Macalister/1949 183 reading only
Okasha, E. (1985):+[CI]L | RO | RON
Expansion:
+ CILRORON
Macalister/1949 183 substantial discussion
Okasha/1993 66 substantial discussion
Thomas, C. (1994):ALRORON
Expansion:
ALRORON
Thomas/1994 330 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:S ; broad ; n/a ; panel
Incision:inc
Date:800 - 1099 (Okasha/1993)

1000 - 1099 (Thomas/1994)
Language:name only (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Okasha/1993, 64: `...predominantly insular script'.
Legibility:some
Okasha/1993, 63: `...slightly deteriorated'.
Lines:3
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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BISCV/1/2     Pictures

Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):ULCUI | +FILIVS
Expansion:
ULCUI + FILIUS
Macalister/1949 183 reading only
Okasha, E. (1985):[--] | [+F/ILI][--]
Expansion:
[--]+FILI[--]
Translation:
[--] son of [--].
Okasha/1993 66 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:N ; broad ; n/a ; panel
Macalister/1949, 183: `Northern face...inscribed panel'.
Incision:inc
Date:800 - 1099 (Okasha/1993)
Language:Latin (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Okasha/1993, 65: `...script is uncertain'.
Legibility:poor
Okasha/1993, 64--66, `The text is probably complete, unless more letters are lost from a higher panel...It is highly deteriorated and its script is uncertain. ...The first line is completely illegible and two or three letters may be lost from the end of the second line. This text has always been less clear than text (i)'.
Lines:2
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:yes

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