|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1804 Vallancey|
|History:||Cuppage/etal/1986, 265, states that this stone may have come from `the cairn or the nearby `tombs'.'|
Macalister/1945, 151, credits Vallancey in his Collectanea of 1804 as the first record of the Ballintaggart stones.
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 151: `sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||1.27 x 0.33 x 0.25 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Cuppage/etal/1986, 264: `now arranged [with the other BLTAG stones] in a circle within the enclosure [on site]'.
Macalister/1945, 154: `the stone is less shapely than some of its companions'.
|Condition:||inc , some|
Cuppage/etal/1986, 265, notes some damage to the stone.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||MAQIDECCEDA ||| MAQI ||| GLASICONAS|
MAQI-DECCEDA MAQI GLASICONAS
Cuppage/etal/1986 265 reading only
Macalister/1897 36 reading only
Macalister/1945 153--154 reading only
McManus/1991 65 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along down|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 154: `pocked'.
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 94, 102, 103, 118, 126.|
Cuppage/etal/1986, 265: `The last two scores of the Q and the 1st four of the I have broken away but their former presence is confirmed by earlier accounts...The third word can no longer be clearly traced but the reading is confirmed by Romilly Allen (1892, 260), and Macalister (1945, 154)'.