|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1804 Vallancey|
|History:||Cuppage/etal/1986, 264, states that this stone came from a field on the S side.|
Macalister/1945, 151, credits Vallancey in his Collectanea of 1804 as the first record of the Ballintaggart stones.
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 151: `sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||1.07 x 0.33 x 0.13 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Cuppage/etal/1986, 264: `now arranged [with the other BLTAG stones] in a circle within the enclosure [on site]'.
Cuppage/etal/1986, 265: `oval water-rolled boulder'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; linear; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; n/a|
Macalister/1945, 152: `a plain equilateral cross'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1897):||MAQQIIARIKIMA ||| QQI ||| MUCCOIDOVVINIAS|
MAQQI-IARIKI MAQQI MUCCOI DOVVINIAS
Cuppage/etal/1986 265 reading only
Macalister/1897 34 reading only
Ziegler/1994 264 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||MAQQIIARIKOIMA ||| QQI ||| MUCCOIDOVVINIAS|
MAQQI-IARI KOI MAQQI MUCCOI DOVVINIAS
Macalister/1945 152 reading only
McManus/1991 65 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along down|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; beside cross ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 152: `Inscription pocked and rubbed'.
|Date:||366 - 466 (McManus/1991)|
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 52, 79, 108, 115, 122, 171.|
|Palaeography:||McManus/1991, 81: `Thus, to take an obvious example, the fact that the formula word KOI is always written with the first forfid whether on the Dingle Peninsula (156) [this stone], in Cork (120), Kildare (22) or Wicklow (48) points to the existence of a conventionalized practice which one would associate with a corporate body of practicioners or professional learned men.'|
Macalister/1945, 153: `...rather worn....The vowels of KOI are so cramped and faint that it is difficult to avoid mistaking the word for -KI, appended to the name IARI. But KOI is certainly correct'.
Gippert/Web, 156: `While the I forfed is still quite clear, the vowel notches that were read on the `top' of the stone by others are hardly recognizable at all'.