|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1821 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 21: `It was drawn by Dr. Petrie in 1821; and is not now to be found'.|
Macalister/1899, 116, records that this stone was still extant, as he does again in Macalister/1949, 52, although he notes that it was 'only a small fragment of a slab, perfect in Petrie's time'.
|Dimensions:||0.24 x 0.44 x 0.07 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||frgmntry , poor|
Macalister/1949, 52: `only a small fragment of a slab'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; plain; round holl; none; inner curv; other; plain|
Petrie/1872, 21: `An Irish cross, with looped terminations, marks this stone'.
Macalister/1909, 24: `It was a Celtic cross with plain arm-ends, straight head and triangular base, having loops at the corners of the stem but not of the arms'.
|Petrie, G. (1821):||O~R~DOBOIS ||| SE|
OROIT DO BOISSE
Pray for Boisse (PN).
Macalister/1909 25 reading only
Macalister/1949 52 reading only
Petrie/1872 21 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; mixed ; undivided|
Macalister/1909, 25: `The inscription [is]...curved round the upper dexter canton'.
The inscription runs on the outside of the curve of the ring in the upper left quadrant and then up along the side of the upper arm, and then over the top of the cross.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The initial OR has a contraction mark over it; the D has an ascender which bends leftwards over an open bow; the B also has an open bow; the E is three-pronged; the R is majuscule and the S's are minuscule.|
Only a small portion of the inscription survives, and many of the letters which do are damaged.