|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1872 Petrie, G.|
|History:||First recorded in Petrie/1872, 36.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 47.
|Dimensions:||0.86 x 0.66 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , some|
The top two corners and the bottom-right corner have been damaged, but otherwise the stone appears in good condition.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; plain; circular; angular; inner curv; none; decorated|
Macalister/1909, 12--13: `Four-line cross in a three-line panel; intersections of cross invecked, and surrounded by a circle; spaces between cross and circle voided. On the cross a crosslet pattee in the centre of which is a voided lozenge containing a pellet, and from whose arms crutched bars run along the surface of the main cross'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||BLAIMAC|
Lionard/1961 162 reading only
Macalister/1909 13 reading only
Macalister/1949 47 reading only
Petrie/1872 36 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; above cross ; separated|
The text is outside the margins and above the cross.
|Date:||891 - 896 (Lionard/1961)|
891 - 896 (Petrie/1872)
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A's are in the 'OC' form and the initial B has a wedge-shaped finial. This B has a slightly curved ascender and an open bow. The L may also have a wedge-shaped finial, while the top of the I is serifed. The M has a curved top-stroke and a short stroke to the left from the top of the left-most ascender.|
The text is clear.
Lionard/1961, 162, accepts this identification.