|Discovery:||recognised, 1898 Carmody, W.P.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 297: `Discovered by Rev. W. P. (afterwards Dean) Carmody, then rector of Connor, in the year 1898. There were two inscribed stones roofing a souterrain...the second is in the National Museum, Dublin'.|
|Dimensions:||0.95 x 0.25 x 0.28 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
|Location:||National Museum of Ireland|
In the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, as of 1945.
|Condition:||complete , poor|
Macalister/1945, 297: `Must have been for long exposed to weathering, before being appropriated by the souterrain builders'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||CAGINADIMAQIVOBARACI|
CAGINADI MAQI VOBARACI
Macalister/1945 297--298 reading only
Ziegler/1994 278 minor reference
|Position:||inc ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 297: `the inscriptions occupy one angle'.
Macalister/1945, 297: `little more than pin-scrapes'.
|Date:||400 - 550 (Ziegler/1994)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945, 297--298: `All decipherers are agreed on the last two words, but as to the first there are differences of opinion. Some have read the initial as T; but there are certainly four scores, though the first is faint. A is certain. The third letter crosses the stem-line a little too much for L, though it is docked rather short on the H-side. It has a slight slope, but so has the following N. The I is certain, though at first sight it seems to be divided into UO. The N is faint, but quite traceable. The vowel following is A, though it is flanked by two small scratches which might turn it into U: these, however, after careful consideration I rejected. The DI looks at first sight like TE, on account of the length of the first score of the I, but there can be no doubt that DI is what the writer intended'.|
Macalister/1945, 297: `the scores, always delicately scratched...[are] weather-worn and difficult to trace'.