|Discovery:||recognised, 1855 Goodman, J.|
|History:||Cuppage et al/1986: `It was discovered within the cashel in 1855...acting as the entrance lintel to the souterrain. Ferguson (1887, 39) stated that the stone had been found in an adjoining killeen but this is not consistent with the various other accounts of its provenance. The stone was smashed into 3 pieces in the 1880's and one fragment was lost. The 2 fragments[are] visible today'.|
|Dimensions:||1.42 x 0.57 x 0.23 (converted from Hitchcock/1856)|
Cuppage et al/1986, 194: `This [stone] lies loose on the surface of the cashel, in the vicinity of the souterrain'.
Broken into three pieces, of which two survive.
|Condition:||frgmntry , some|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||TOGITACCMAQISAGARET ||| TOS|
TOGITACC MAQI SAGARET TOS
Cuppage/etal/1986 194 concise discussion
Macalister/1945 165--166 concise discussion
Ziegler/1994 266 reading only
|Gippert, J. (1981):||TOGITTACC[MA]QI[S]AGAR[E][--|
TOGGITTACC [MA]QI [S]AGAR[E][--
Gippert/Web Ogham 172 substantial discussion [Gippert 172]
|McManus, D. (1991):||TOGGITTAC[C]MAQ[I]SAGARET ||| [TOS]|
TOGITTAC[C] MAQI SAGARE[TOS]
McManus/1991 66 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; inc ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Date:||533 - 599 (McManus/1991)|
McManus/1991, 89, 97.
400 - 700 (Ziegler/1994)
Ziegler/1994, 229, 236. Ziegler dates the name TOGITTACC to her periods II-III (500-700), and the name SAGARETTOS to her periods I-II (400-550).
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 7, 82, 87, 94, 108, 118, 123.|
Macalister/1945, 165, comments that, apart from the loss of the last three letters, on the lost third piece of the stone, the `inscription is otherwise perfect'.
Gippert/Web, Ogham 172: `An accurate reading was made difficult by the chalk strokes that had been used by somebody to `enhance' the inscription. At the end, a further piece seems to have broken away; no traces of what was read as -TTOS before could be found. A re-reading is necessary in any case'.