|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1848 Todd|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 68: `Drawn by M[argaret].S[tokes]., from a rubbing taken by the Rev. Dr. Todd, in 1848'.|
Macalister/1949, 55, records the stone as still on site.
|Dimensions:||0.79 x 0.53 x 0.06 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; none; decorated|
|Decorations:||geometric key pattern; other|
Macalister/1909, 31: `A rudely executed three-line cross, with a circular central expansion containing a triskelion, and semicircular terminals containing a key-pattern'.
|Petrie, G. (1848):||O~R~ || DOMAEL | MAIRE|
OROIT DO MAELMAIRE
Pray for Maelmaire (PN).
Macalister/1909 31 reading only
Macalister/1949 55 reading only
Petrie/1872 68 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
The inscription is in two lines running down the stone. The first line is in the two right-hand quadrants, the second line only in the lower left quadrant.
|Date:||1106 - 1106 (Petrie/1872)|
1106 - 1106 (Lionard/1961)
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial OR has a contraction mark over it; the O is spherical; the first R is minuscule and the 2nd majuscule; the D is closed-bowed; the 1st E is three-pronged and the 2nd E is closed; the 2nd R, the I, L, and M's each have a short stroke to the right from either the top or bottom of the first ascender.|
Lionard/1961, 168, accepts this identification.