|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 55: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie, at Clonmacnois, in 1822'.|
Macalister/1949, 54, records the stone as still on site.
|Dimensions:||0.69 x 0.48 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , some|
Macalister/1909, 30: `the lower terminal is broken off'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; none; decorated|
|Decorations:||geometric ribbon interlace; geometric key pattern|
Macalister/1909, 30: `A fine seven line cross...with a knot in the centre and side terminals, and key-pattern in the upper'.
Macalister/1949, 54: `cross with key-pattern enrichments'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||O~R~DO | GUARIU|
OROIT DO GUARIU
Pray for Guare (PN).
Macalister/1909 30 reading only
Macalister/1949 54 reading only
Petrie/1872 55 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
The inscription is in the two lower quadrants.
|Date:||937 - 942 (Lionard/1961)|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial OR has a contraction mark over it and the R is open-bowed. The D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open and tapered bow; the G is half-uncial and some of the letters, particularly in the second line, have wedge-shaped finials.|
Lionard/1961, 164, accepts that the commemorand was one of these two, and dates the inscription accordingly.