|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 57: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in 1822'.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 49.
|Dimensions:||0.91 x 0.61 x 0.06 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||complete , poor|
Macalister/1909, 19: `the stone is much weathered'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; expanded; square; cruciform; inner curv; other; plain|
Macalister/1909, 19: `Quadrate Celtic cross, with long narrow expanding arms having their inner terminations oblique. The bottom ends in an uncommon manner, tapering first to a point and then swelling out to an oval'.
Macalister/1949, 49: describes the cross as a wheel-cross 'with a drop-like blob at the lower end of the stem'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||O~R~ ||| DO || FERGAL|
OROIT DO FERGAL
Pray for Fergal (PN).
Petrie/1872 57 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||O~R~ ||| DO || [SIU]RGAL|
OROIT DO [SIUR]GAL
Macalister/1909 19 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||O~R~ ||| DO || [DONN]GAL|
OROIT DO [DONN]GAL
Lionard/1961 164 reading only
Macalister/1949 49 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
The inscription is in two lines, one horizontal and in the upper sinister quadrant, and the other vertical and in the upper dexter and lower dexter quadrants.
|Date:||948 - 1070 (Lionard/1961)|
948 - 948 (Macalister/1949)
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial OR has a contraction mark over it; the D has an ascender which bends to the left over a closed bow; the second O tapers to a point at the top, and the R is majuscule.|
Macalister/1909, 19: `the stone is much weathered and the writing difficult to read'.
Lionard/1961, 164, sees the commemorand as either the lector cited above, or as either the tanist abbot of Clonmacnoise recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters in 1067 and 1070, or as the lector of Clonmacnoise and Kells figured in the Annals of Inisfallen for 1070.