|Discovery:||recognised, 1821 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 29: `This stone was drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois in 1821, but cannot now be found'.|
Macalister/1949, 66: `This was listed as a lost slab in CMS [Macalister/1909] (No. 225); its rediscovery by Mr. Molloy is announced in Irish Independent, 21 December, 1937'.
|Dimensions:||0.29 x 0.34 x 0.07 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||frgmntry , some|
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; plain|
Macalister/1949, 66: `A plain cross'.
|Petrie, G. (1821):||MA/ELOE | NA | +|
Petrie/1872 28, Fig. 48 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||MA/ELOE | NA|
Macalister/1949 66 reading only
|Position:||inc ; broad ; above cross ; undivided|
|Date:||800 - 899 (Petrie/1872)|
Petrie/1872, 29: `The tombstone in this drawing may be that of Maeloena, son of Olbrann, one of the Luigni of Connaught, who was lector of Clonmacnois, and died in the year 855. That it may be attributed to the ninth century is rendered still more probable by the appearance of the small Latin cross after the inscription, such as has been hitherto observed on stones held to belong to this century'.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The curved L has a wedge-shaped finial. The M has curved top strokes and the final A is uncial. The N is majuscule and the two Es are in the open uncial form. The first E is ligatured with an A. The main curved stroke of the E may serve as the 'C' part of an 'OC' A.|