COOME/1

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1945:55
Site:COOME
Discovery:recognised, 1845 Downing, R.
History:Macalister/1945, 59: `There was here a row of three stones in 1879, the central stone inscribed: reduced to two before 1907, when I first visited the site. The now surviving uninscribed stone was already prostrate and partly buried in the ground, when the inscription on its companion was first noticed by Roger Downing, 1845: it was afterwards seen and copied by [Joseph] Windele. Brash, visiting the stone later, found that only a week previously a man had flaked off most of the inscribed angle with the back of an axe'.
Geology:
Dimensions:1.95 x 107.5 x 47.5 (converted from Macalister/1945)
Setting:inc
Location:on site
Macalister/1945, 60, states that the stone was still on site in 1940.
Form:plain
Condition:incomplete , some
Macalister/1945, 59, states that the inscribed angle was destroyed, but he mentions no other damage to the stone.
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

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Inscriptions


COOME/1/1     Pictures

Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1940):[AN]M[SAINAM]A[Q]OGAL[A]M[.]TEMOCA
Expansion:
[AN]M [SAINA] [M]A[Q] OGAL[A] M[UCOI] TEMOCA
Macalister/1945 60--61 substantial discussion

Notes

Orientation:vertical indeterminate
Position:n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated
Macalister/1945, 60: `Dexter edge of the eastern face'.
Incision:scratched
Macalister/1945, 60: `The scores are of the minute `knife-cut' kind'.
Date:None published
Language:Goidelic (ogham)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:none
Legibility:poor
Macalister/1945, 59--60, makes clear the extremely fragmentary nature of the inscription.

McManus/1991, 68, states that he does not trust Macalister's attempt to read this stone.

Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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