|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 71: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in 1822'.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 45.
|Dimensions:||1.55 x 0.71 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; plain|
2: latin; outline; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; plain
Macalister/1909, 5: `the two small crosses above [the inscription] form an unusual feature'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||MA/ELIOHAINEP~S|
Macalister/1909 5--6 reading only
Macalister/1949 45 reading only
Petrie/1872 70 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; below cross ; undivided|
|Date:||918 - 918 (Lionard/1961)|
918 - 918 (Macalister/1949)
|Language:||Incomplete Information (rbook)|
|Ling. Notes:||The abbreviation EPS with contraction mark could stand for either Old Irish epscop, or Latin episcopus, making the choice of language an uncertain one.|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial, the A is in the `OC' form and the first example is ligatured with an E. The E is open and the middle stroke is elongated. The P is open-bowed; the S is minuscule and the L and I's have wedge-shaped finials. The contraction mark over the P of EPS indicates the commemorand as a bishop.|
The inscription is clear.