|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1869 Stokes, M.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 75: `Drawn by M[argaret]. S[tokes]., at Iniscloran, in Lough Ree, in the year 1869'.|
Macalister/1909, 34: `Petrie No. 177, where the letterpress curiously states that this stone was drawn by M[argaret] S[tokes], at Iniscloran in Lough Ree, in the year 1869'.
Macalister/1949, 56, records the stone as still at Clonmacnois.
|Dimensions:||0.53 x 0.35 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , poor|
Macalister/1909, 34: `the surface [is] much flaked'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; expanded; square; angular; none; half-round; plain|
Macalister/1909, 33--34: `A latin cross with a square central expansion, rectangular expansions to the arms, semicircular expansion to the base, and trumpet-shaped expansion to the head, all inside a trapezium margin with quadrant corner-pieces'.
Macalister/1949, 56: `Latin cross with square central expansion and rectangular expansions to the arms; semicircular expansion in the base, and trumpet-shaped expansion at the top'.
|Petrie, G. (1869):||AR || MEDA|
Macalister/1909 34 reading only
Macalister/1949 56 reading only
Petrie/1872 75 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
The inscription is in one vertical line downwards through the two left-hand quadrants.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1909, 34: `very peculiar lettering'.|
CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial A is in the `OC' form and with a lean to the left; the R is open-bowed and majuscule with the oblique stroke turning up at the end; the M has outwardly curved left and right ascenders; the E is closed; the D has an open-bow with a short ascender with a wedge-shaped finial. The final A has quite a square bow and is also in the `OC' form.