|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1832 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 28: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in the year 1832'.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 45.
|Dimensions:||0.74 x 0.56 x 0.09 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , some|
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; expanded; plain; none; none; none; plain|
Macalister/1909, 6: `A Latin cross pattee'.
|Petrie, G. (1832):||O~R~ DOFIN | NACHTU|
OROIT DO FINNACHTU
Macalister/1909 6 reading only
Macalister/1949 45 reading only
Petrie/1872 27 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; beside cross ; separated|
The inscription is in two lines on either side of the cross.
Macalister/1909, 6: `this is a beautiful example of engraving'.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial and the initial OR has a contraction mark over it. The R is majuscule; the D has an ascender which bends to the left over the bow, and the ascender of the last U continues far below the curved stroke which joins it from the left.|
The inscription is clear.