|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1869 Graves, J.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 64: `Drawn by M[argaret]. S[tokes]., from a rubbing made by the Rev. James Graves, at Clonmacnoise, in 1869'.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1909, 37, and again in Macalister/1949, 57.
|Dimensions:||0.83 x 0.43 x 0.11 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 57.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Macalister/1909, Plate XXVIII, shows the stone as broken in two pieces, with other sections missing; and 37, states that Petrie had overlooked the second `fragment, whose thickness shows that it must belong to this slab (although it does not fit the fracture, owing to the loss of the intervening part of the stone)'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; none; decorated|
|Decorations:||geometric key pattern|
Macalister/1909, 37: `A three line cross with a peculiar spiral pattern in the central expansion, key-patterns in the side and basal terminals, and a knot in the head terminal'.
|Graves, J. (1869):||O~R~ || DO[--] | BRIGTE|
OROIT DO [MAEL]BRIGTE
Pray for...Brigte (PN).
Petrie/1872 63 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||OR || DOM[A]EL | BRIGTE|
OROIT DO M[A]ELBRIGTE
Macalister/1909 37 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||OR || DO[MA]EL | BRIGTE|
OROIT DO [MA]ELBRIGTE
Macalister/1949 57 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; quadrant|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial O tapers downward to a point; the R's are majuscule and open bowed; the D has an ascender that bends to the left over an open tapering bow; the E's are minuscule; the L curved; the B has an ascender which bends to the right over an open bow and the G and T are in the classic half-uncial forms.|
All the surviving letters, except the M of the 1st line, are clear.