|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1909 Macalister, R.A.S.|
|History:||Macalister/1949, 48 and Macalister/1909, 14--15, both identify this stone with Petrie/1872, no. 1. |
Petrie/1872, 15: `at Clonmacnois, where this stone was first drawn by Dr. Petrie, in the year 1822. It is no longer to be found'.
Macalister/1909, 15, states that the stone was still extant, but in Macalister/1949, 48, he states that he `did not find this stone on my last visit'.
|Dimensions:||0.53 x 0.51 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Setting:||Lost (present 1905, missing 1949)|
|Location:||Macalister/1949, 48, `I did not find this stone on my last visit'.|
|Condition:||complete , good|
Macalister/1909, Plate X, fig. 73, and Macalister/1949, Plate XVI, fig. 648, each show the cross in good condition, but the inscription worn.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; plain; round holl; angular; none; none; plain|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Petrie, G. (1871):||MAELDUIN|
Petrie/1872 15 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||BADBFEN|
Macalister/1909 14--15 reading only
Macalister/1949 48 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; above cross ; separated|
The inscription is above the cross and outside the margins.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The two Bs and the D are open-bowed, the A is in the `OC' form and the E is three-pronged.|
Macalister/1909, 14: `The inscription is exceedingly difficult to read'.