|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 31: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in the year 1822.'|
Macalister/1949, 45, records the stone as still on site.
|Dimensions:||0.9 x 0.58 x 0.12 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , some|
Macalister/1949, 45: `the surface of the stone is pocked at the beginning of the second line of writing, evidently to remove a first cutting of the cross (still traceable), which had been set in a place afterwards found inconvenient'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; expanded; plain; cruciform; none; none; plain|
Macalister/1909, 5: `a very delicately incised Latin cross pattee enclosed in a marginal line'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||O~R~DODUB | LITIR|
OROIT DO DUBLITIR
Pray for Dublitir (PN).
Macalister/1909 5 reading only
Macalister/1949 45 reading only
Petrie/1872 31 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; below cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1909, 5: `this slab is a model of neat and careful engraving'.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial and the initial OR has a contraction mark; the bows of the Ds and the B are heart-shaped, while the second O is verging on lozenge-shaped and the ascenders of the B and L have wedge-shaped finials.|
Macalister/1949, 45, argues that the pocked area is the result of a cross being removed from the stone.
The inscription is clear.