|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 17: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnoise, in 1822. The stone which bears this inscription is not now to be found'.|
Macalister/1909, 21, states that the stone is 'not lost'.
In Macalister/1949, 50 it is recorded as still on site.
|Dimensions:||0.43 x 0.43 x 0.06 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
The right and bottom arms of the cross, the lower dexter quadrant and part of the upper dexter quadrant have all been broken away.
|Crosses:||1: inc; outline; straight; expanded; curved; none; inner curv; ind; plain|
Macalister/1909, 21: `A Celtic cross with the arms curving into the stem without invecking, and having loops at the terminations'.
Macalister/1949, 50: `Wheel cross with loops at the angles of the terminals'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||OR || D[O] | MAICH || TEC[H]|
OROIT DO MAICHTECH
Petrie/1872 17, Plate II reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||OR || D[.] || MAICH || TE[..]|
OROIT D[O] MAICHTE[CH]
Macalister/1909 21 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||OR || DO || MAICH || TE[..]|
OROIT DO MAICHTE[CH]
Macalister/1949 50 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
The inscription is in the two upper quadrants.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow; the E is three-pronged; the A is in the `OC' form and the R is open-bowed and majuscule. Some of the letters, especially the M and H have wedge-shaped finials.|