|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1872 Petrie, G.|
|History:||First recorded in Petrie/1872, 50.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 53.
|Dimensions:||0.71 x 0.51 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; none; plain|
2: equal-armed; linear; straight; expanded; plain; none; none; none; n/a
Macalister/1909, 27, argues for the stone having half-round terminations, a circular central expansion and that it `bears a small crosslet potent' in the centre of this circle.
Macalister/1949, 53, argues for the same.
|Petrie, G. (1872):||O~R~ || DO | M || ARTAN | ÁN|
OROIT DO MARTANÁN
Pray for Mártanán (PN).
Petrie/1872 50 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||O~R~ || DO | M || ÁRTAN | ÁN|
OROIT DO MÁRTANÁN
Macalister/1909 27 reading only
Macalister/1949 53 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
The inscription runs in three lines downwards through all four quadrants.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial OR has a contraction mark over it; the D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow; the 2nd O tapers downwards to a point; the M has a short leftwards stroke from the top of its first ascender and also wedge-shaped finials on the descenders, as does the final N; the 1st and 3rd A's have accents over them, and the 1st A is in the `OC' form.|