|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 62: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in the year 1822'.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 53.
|Dimensions:||0.86 x 0.48 x 0.06 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , some|
Macalister/1909, 28: `The central expansion is now clogged with lime, and the pattern can no longer be made out'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; cruciform; inner curv; none; decorated|
|Decorations:||geometric key pattern|
Macalister/1909, 28: `A cross with circular centre and arm-ends rather larger than a semi-circle, all containing key-patterns'.
Macalister/1949, 53: `cross with key-pattern enrichment'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||O~R~D || O | MARTEM~[--|
OROIT DO MARTEM[--
Petrie/1872 62 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||O~R~D || O | MAILTEM~|
OROIT DO MAILTEMIN
Macalister/1909 28 reading only
Macalister/1949 53 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; mixed ; separated|
The inscription is in two vertical lines running from above the cross, through the two right-hand quadrants and the lower left quadrant to below the cross.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial OR has a contraction mark over it and the two O's taper downwards to a point; the R is majuscule; the D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow; the two M's have short leftwards strokes from the top of the first ascenders; the E is closed and the final M has a contraction mark over it.|