|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1872 Graves, J.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 38: `This fragment...[came] from Clonburren, near Clonmacnois, and was drawn by Miss Boxwell from rubbings made by the Rev. James Graves'.|
Macalister/1909, 26: `by some slip the stone is said, in the letter press [of Petrie/1872] to belong to Clonburren'.
Recorded as still on site in Macalister/1949, 52.
The stone was used twice with a cross and inscription on either side of the stone.
|Dimensions:||0.48 x 0.44 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
|Condition:||frgmntry , poor|
Petrie/1872, 38: `the stone has been so much mutilated'.
Macalister/1909, 25: `the present example is a mere fragment of what has been a very large slab'.
|Crosses:||1: inc; outline; straight; half-round; inc; none; inner curv; ind; plain|
2: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; cruciform; inner curv; ind; plain
Petrie/1872, 38: `The design of this stone appears to have been a cross within a circle'.
Macalister/1909, 25--26, argues that this stone formed part of a series of crosses with `a circular expansion at the centre, and semi-circular expansions at the terminations'.
Macalister/1949, 52: `Arm of a cross with semi-circular expansion at the end'.
For the stone on the reverse, Macalister/1909, 38, states it is a `fragment of a seven-line cross...the centre contains a tetraskelion. The head of one of the worms survives'.
Macalister/1949, 58, argues that the cross and inscription on the reverse represent 'a secondary use of the slab'.
|Petrie, G. (1872):||--]NNGENI[--|
Petrie/1872 38 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||[TIPRAIT] | ANNSENI|
Macalister/1909 26 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||TIPRAIT[EMAC] | ANNSENI|
TIPRAIT[E MAC] ANNSENI
Macalister/1949 52 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; inc ; quadrant|
The inscription appears to be within a quadrant, but as we cannot tell which arm of the cross it is which survives we cannot tell the orientation of the inscription.
|Date:||929 - 929 (Macalister/1909)|
929 - 931 (Lionard/1961)
929 - 929 (Macalister/1949)
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The A's are in the `OC' form; the E has an accent over it; the S is larger than the other letters, and the R has a curved top stroke followed by a sharp stroke to the right.|
Macalister/1909, 26: `portions of an inscription remain...The bottom of the letters of the upper line alone remain'.
Lionard/1961, 164, accepts this identification and places his death at AD 929-931.
|Petrie, G. (1872):||[--]DO[--]|
Macalister/1909 38 reading only
Macalister/1949 58 reading only
Petrie/1872 24 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; quadrant|
The part of the inscription that survives is in the upper right quadrant.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow.|