|Discovery:||non-arch dig, 1909 Macalister, R.A.S.|
|History:||Macalister/1909, 4, is the first record of the stone, recording that, `this inscription I found almost buried at the head of a grave, and had it brought with the rest into the chapel'.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 44.
|Dimensions:||0.43 x 0.61 x 0.05 (converted from Macalister/1909)|
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1949, Plate X, shows damage to the stone on the bottom left, but this does not seem to have damaged the inscription, so it may have pre-dated the use of the stone.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; linear; straight; expanded; plain; none; none; none; plain|
Macalister/1909, 4: `a cross pattee'.
Macalister/1949, 44: `plain cross'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||+O~R~D | OMA/EL | BREND | AIN|
+ OROIT DO MAEL BRENDAIN
Macalister/1909 4 reading only
Macalister/1949 44 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1909, 4: `The lettering is broad, shallow and rather worn'.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The intial OR has a contraction mark over it, and is preceded by a textual cross; the Es are three-pronged and rounded, the Ds are open-bowed with a vertical ascender; the second A is in the `OC' form; the R is majuscule, the ascender of the B has a wedge-shaped finial, as may the L. The A/E in MAEL may be ligatured.|
Macalister/1909, 4: `The lettering is...rather worn, and it requires careful scrutinising to make sure of the accuracy of a copy'.