CLMAC/183

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1909:240
Macalister/1949:779
Petrie/1872:98
Site:CLMAC
Discovery:first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.
History:Petrie, 1872, 49: `This drawing was made by Dr. Petrie in the year 1822'.

Macalister/1899, 116, records the stone as lost, as does Macalister/1909, 45, and Macalister/1949, 62.

Geology:
Dimensions:0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)
Setting:Lost (present 1822, missing 1899)
Location:Recorded as drawn in 1822 in Petrie/1872, 49, and as lost in Macalister/1899, 116.
Macalister/1899, 116, records the stone as lost, as does Macalister/1909, 45, and Macalister/1949, 62.
Form:cross-slab
Condition:n/a , n/a
Folklore:none
Crosses:1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; none; decorated
Decorations:geometric key pattern

Macalister/1949, 62: `Cross with expansions and loops'.

Petrie/1872, 49: `The style of the cross, and the art with which it is decorated...[date to] about the close of the ninth century'.

Macalister/1909, 45: `five-line stem and key-pattern in all five expansions'.

References


Inscriptions


CLMAC/183/1     Pictures

Readings

Petrie, G. (1822):O~R DODU || BCEN | M~THAD || GGAN
Expansion:
OROIT DO DUBCEN MAC THADGGAN
Translation:
Pray for Dubcen (PN), son of Tadggan (PN).
Macalister/1909 45 reading only
Macalister/1949 62 reading only
Petrie/1872 48--49, Plate XXXVIII reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; quadrant
Incision:inc
Date:950 - 950 (Macalister/1949)
Macalister/1949, 62, saw this as the earlier of the two inscriptions on the stone and dates it by identifying the commemorand as someone known to have died in 950.
950 - 950 (Lionard/1961)
Language:Goidelic (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:CISP: The lettering is in Insular half-uncial. The Ds, U, H and Gs all appear to have wedge-shaped finials. The ascenders of the first two Ds are vertical, as is that of the B. The R is half-uncial, the U is rounded and the Gs are half-uncial. The Ns are minuscule and the E is in the open uncial form. The T is half-uncial with a curved ascender and a flat top-stroke. The M and H are minuscule. The D of the second line has an ascender which bends to the left over an open heart-shaped bow. The first A is minuscule and the second is half-uncial.
Legibility:n/a
Lines:2
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

Names

References


CLMAC/183/2

Readings

Petrie, G. (1822):O~R~DOCONAING || M~C~CONGHAIL
Expansion:
OROIT DO CONAING MAC CONGHAIL
Translation:
Pray for Conaing (PN), son of Conghal (PN).
Macalister/1909 45 reading only
Macalister/1949 62 reading only
Petrie/1872 48--49, Plate XXXVIII reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; quadrant
Incision:inc
Date:823 - 823 (Petrie/1872)
Petrie/1872, 48, identifies the commemorand with the Conaing son of Congal who is recorded as dying in AD 823.
997 - 997 (Macalister/1949)
Macalister/1949, 62, saw this as the later of the two inscriptions on the stone, and dated it by identifying the commemorand as a bishop known to have died in 997.
Language:Goidelic (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A's are in the 'OC' form and the L and D have wedge-shaped finials. The initial O is larger than the other letters and the R is half-uncial. The D has a vertical ascender and the Ns and H are minuscule. The L is curved and the Gs are half-uncial.
Legibility:n/a
Macalister/1949, 62: `We are probably to read COSCRAIG for CONGHAIL: this would give us the name of a bishop, 997'.
Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

Names

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