|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 52: `This tombstone was found at Clonburn, near Clonmacnois...and a small sketch of it was made by Dr. Petrie in the year 1822'.|
Macalister/1949, 17--18, records the stone as then lying in the graveyard at Clonburren.
|Dimensions:||0.86 x 0.74 x 0.11 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Macalister/1949, 17--18: `lying in the old graveyard of Cloonburren'.
Macalister/1949, 18: `A handsome slab, bottom broken away'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1949, 18: `bottom broken away...thickly covered with lichen'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; curved; angular; inner curv; other; decorated|
Macalister/1949, 18: `...a six-line cross having an unusually elaborate spiral treatment of the side arms - badly defaced on the sinister side...there is a fret border along the surviving top edge'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||ORDOM || AEL[MOCH] | EIRGE|
OR DO MAELM[OCH]EIRG[E]
Macalister/1949 18, Plate III reading only
|Position:||inc ; broad ; within quadrants ; quadrant|
Macalsiter/1987, 18: `The inscription is on the sinister side, reading downward'.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A is the the 'OC' form and the curved L appears to have a wedge-shaped finial. The Rs are majuscule and the Es are in the closed minuscule form, with the first E conjoined with the following L. The D is O-shaped with a short curved stroke to the left from the top left-hand side of the O. The G is half-uncial, and the M has a curved top stroke.|
Macalister/1949, 18: `The stone is now so thickly covered with lichen that the carving is almost invisible'.