|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1872 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 68: `The inscription is found on the Carn of the Three Crosses...Drawn by M[argaret]. S[tokes], from a rubbing of the stone found in the collection of Dr Petrie.'|
Macalister/1909, 3: `This fine slab I found lying loose on the causeway leading to the Nuns Church, and I directed the caretaker to bring it into one of the chapels, where I left it'.
Manning/1992, 9: `found at the supposed site of The Cairn of the Three Crosses on the ridge beside the Pilgrim's Way between the main site and the Nun's Church at Clonmacnoise'.
|Dimensions:||0.76 x 0.71 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
The stone is broken on the bottom left edge.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Petrie, G. (1872):||OROITAR | THURCAIN | LASANDE | RNADIN | [C]HROSSA|
OROIT AR THURCAIN LASAN DERNAD IN [C]HROSSA
A prayer for Turcán (PN) by whom [or, under whose auspices] this cross was made.
Macalister/1909 3 reading only
Macalister/1949 44 reading only
Manning/1992 9 reading only
Petrie/1872 68 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial O is larger than the other letters; the A's are in the `OC' form, and the Ds are open bowed with a leftwards bending ascender; the Rs are majuscule and the E is three-pronged.|
Macalister/1909, 3: `The lettering is much clogged with lichen...but the inscription is easily decipherable'.
The text is clear except for the H of 'chrossa' of which only half survives, while the C is completely missing.