|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1869 Graves, J.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 52: `Drawn by M[argaret]. S[tokes]. from a rubbing taken of the stone by the Rev. James Graves, at Clonmacnois, in 1869.'|
Macalister/1949, 46, records the stone as still on site.
|Dimensions:||0.56 x 0.43 x 0.08 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; plain; round holl; angular; none; none; plain|
Macalister/1909, 11: `two line Greek cross, with invecked angles, inside a single-line margin'.
|Petrie, G. (1869):||MUIRGALAE|
Lionard/1961 159 reading only
Macalister/1909 11 reading only
Macalister/1949 46 reading only
Petrie/1872 52 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; below cross ; separated|
The inscription is below the cross and outside the margin.
|Date:||786 - 786 (Lionard/1961)|
786 - 786 (Macalister/1949)
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The letters RGA are joined by a top stroke, with the G/A ligatured. The form of A is `OC', the R is majuscule, and the final E, which is closed has an elongated cross-stroke.|
The text is clear.
Macalister/1949, 46: `(? Abbot of Clonmacnois [died] c. 786'.
Lionard/1961, 159, accepts this identification and dates the stone accordingly.