|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 63: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in the year 1822'.|
The stone was already damaged by then, but had become more so by Macalister/1909, 28.
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 53.
|Dimensions:||0.47 x 0.43 x 0.04 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Much of the stone has been lost. The surviving piece consists of the upper left quadrant and small sections of the other three.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; ind; decorated|
|Decorations:||geometric key pattern|
Macalister/1909, 29: `This beautifully cut cross...has a three-line stem with a circular central expansion containing a key-pattern, and blank semi-circular terminal expansions'.
Macalister/1949: `key pattern in central expansion'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||[..] || DOMAEL | PHA || TRAIC|
[OROIT] DO MAELPHATRAIC
Pray for Maelphatraic (PN).
Petrie/1872 63 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||--OR] || [DOMAEL] | PHÁ || T[RAIC]|
[OROIT DO MAEL]PHÁT[RAIC]
Macalister/1909 28 reading only
Macalister/1949 53 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
The inscription is in two lines running downwards through all four quadrants.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow; the A's are in the `OC' form; the E is closed; the R is majuscule; the bow of the P is open; the 2nd A has an accent over it and some of the letters, as shown in Petrie/1872, Plate LVII, have wedge-shaped finials.|
Only four letters of the once much longer inscription remain intact. Two others have only fragments remaining.