|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 44: `drawn by Dr Petrie at Clonmacnois, in the year 1822'.|
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 50.
|Dimensions:||1.55 x 0.97 x 0.08 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Macalister/1909, 19: `the cross has suffered serious injury since, a great flake having been knocked off the middle'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; expanded; square; cruciform; inner curv; other; plain|
Petrie/1872, 44: `the appearance of the cable-moulding, which forms the outline of the cross...the triquetra knot may be seen at the foot of the shaft, and that knot is certainly characteristic of crosses in the tenth century'.
Macalister/1909, 19: `a cross of unique design, being a Celtic cross defined by a double margin of rope-work. The angles are looped. The foot is pointed and contains a triquetra'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||O~R~DU || ETICH|
OROIT DU ETICH
Pray for Etech (PN).
Petrie/1872 44 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||ORDV || ETICH|
OROIT DV ETICH
Macalister/1909 19 reading only
Macalister/1949 50 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
|Date:||900 - 999 (Petrie/1872)|
|Ling. Notes:||Macalister/1909, 19: `the spelling of the preposition [DU] is remarkable'.|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial O tapers at the top; the R is half-uncial and angular and the E is three-pronged. Macalister/1909, Plate XV draws a D which tapers downwards to a point, but Macalister/1949, Plate XXII shows a very different D which is difficult to characterise.|