|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 70: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in 1822'.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1909, 37--38, and Macalister/1949, 58.
|Dimensions:||0.91 x 0.56 x 0.11 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Recorded as still on site Macalister/1949, 58.
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; none; decorated|
Macalister/1909, 37: `three line cross...with a circular expansion containing a triskelion, and looped terminals with key-pattern'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||O~R~D || OMAEL | MHÍCHÍL|
OROIT DO MAELMHÍCHÍL
Pray for Maelmhíchíl (PN).
Macalister/1909 37 reading only
Macalister/1949 58 reading only
Petrie/1872 70, Plate LXVI reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; quadrant|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial OR has a contraction mark over it, with the R being majuscule and also having an extended ascender; the D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow; the bow of the O tapers downward to a point; the M has slightly curved strokes joining the ascenders; the bow of the A is quite angular; the E is majuscule and rounded and has an elongated middle stroke. The H's are minuscule and the I's each have accents over them.|