|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1949 Macalister, R.A.S.|
|Dimensions:||0.41 x 0.43 x 0.0 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||frgmntry , some|
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; ind; plain|
|Decorations:||geometric key pattern|
Macalister/1949, 199: `A cross with a circular and semicircular expansions of the usual kind, charged with key-patterns; it is a very poor piece of 'prentice work, unworthy of Clonmacnois'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||O~R~T~ || DO | CAN | AN || DEN|
OROIT DO CANANDEN
Macalister/1949 199, Plate LXVII listing
|Position:||inc ; broad ; beside cross ; separated|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The lettering is half-uncial. The Ds have ascenders which bend to the left over open bows. In the first instance the bow is heart-shaped. The E is in the open uncial form and the Ns are minuscule. The As have square bows, but not extended flourish.|
Macalister/1949, 199: `The inscription is obscure, owing to the distribution of the lettering among the cantons; it seems to be meant for O~R~T~DO in the sinister cantons - (the O broken away, the R represented only by the lower tip, and the curve of the T, which alone remains, looking more like a C) - followed by the name CANANDEN, eccentrically distributed between the dexter cantons'.