|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 38: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in the year 1822'.|
Recorded as still on site by Macalister/1949, 49.
|Dimensions:||0.81 x 0.7 x 0.06 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; expanded; square; none; inner curv; none; plain|
Macalister/1909, 18: `quadrate Celtic cross with loops at the corners.'
|Petrie, G. (1822):||O~R~ARMAEL | QUIA || RAIN|
OROIT AR MAEL-QUIARÁIN
Pray for Maelquiaráin (PN).
Petrie/1872 38 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||O~R~ARMAEL | QUIA || RÁIN|
OROIT AR MAELQUIARÁIN
Macalister/1909 18 reading only
Macalister/1949 49 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; above cross ; separated|
The inscription is above the cross, but the second line of text is interrupted by the top of the upper arm.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The inial OR has a contraction mark over it; the 1st and 2nd A's are in the `OC' form; the Rs are majuscule and open-bowed, but the second example is considerably less open than the first; the E is three-pronged; the L is curved and with a wedge-shaped finial atop the ascender, and the second I has an accent above it.|