|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1804 Vallancey|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 151, credits Vallancey in his Collectanea of 1804 as the first record of the Ballintaggart stones.|
Cuppage/etal/1986, 265, states that this stone came from `the cairn or the nearby `tombs'.'
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 151: `sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||1.04 x 0.56 x 0.18 (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:||inc , some|
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; expanded; plain; none; none; none; n/a|
Macalister/1945, 157: `There is a cross with expanding terminals between the lines of the inscription: it is inverted with respect to the writing, and must, therefore, be a subsequent addition'.
Cuppage/etal/1986, 265: `The flattened upper surface of his boulder bears a plain Latin cross and a natural fissure continues the line of its shaft down the centre of the stone'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1897):||NETTALAMINCAKO ||| I ||| MAQQIMUCOIDOV[--|
NETTA-LAMINCA KOI MAQQI MUCOI DOV[--
Macalister/1897 41--43 concise discussion
Ziegler/1994 265 concise discussion
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||NETTALAMINACCAKO ||| IMA ||| QQIMUCOIDOVIN[IA]S|
NETTA-LAMINACCA KOI MAQQI MUCOI DOVIN[IA]S
Macalister/1945 156--157 reading only
|Cuppage, J. (1986):||N[E]TTALAMINACCAKO ||| [I]MA ||| QQIMUCOIDO[--|
N[E]TTA-LAMINACCA KO[I] MAQQI MUCOI DO[VINIAS]
Cuppage/etal/1986 265 reading only
|Gippert, J. (1987):||[NT]L[A]MINACCAKOIMAQQIMUCOIDO[V][--|
[NT]L[A]MINACCA KOI MAQQI MUCOI DO[V][--
Gippert/Web Ogham 163 substantial discussion [Gippert 163]
|McManus, D. (1991):||N[E]TTALAMINACCAKO ||| I ||| MAQQIMUCOIDO[--]|
N[E]TTA-LAMINACCA KOI MAQQI MUCOI DO[--]
McManus/1991 66 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along down|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; beside cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1945, 156: `pocked'.
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 79, 109--110.|
Macalister/1945, 156: `Lettering pocked on two sides (up-top-down) much worn, especially towards the end. As a result of the absence of the stemline the letters tend to overlap a little. The last name cannot be entirely deciphered, with close attention, except the vowels IA, which cannot be traced...The A following the L has been omitted by some copyists, but I have re-examined the stone with special reference to this disagreement, and find the letters very clear and certain. The following M is brought up very close to the L, the A being as it were squeezed in between, but of its existence there can be no doubt'.