|Discovery:||non-arch dig, 1898 Rhys, J.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 46-47: `said to have been found digging a grave in the old cemetery of St. Ciaran's...and now set up as a headstone over a modern grave'.|
|Dimensions:||0.66 x 0.39 x 0.18 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 46--47: `in the old cemetery of St. Ciaran's...and now set up as a headstone over a modern grave'.
Gippert/Web, Ogham 41: `When visited in 1978, it was erected upon a pedestal beneath a wall'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
Macalister/1945, 47, writes that some of the inscription was `much chipped', and that some of the pillar is `hidden in the earth'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Mac Neill, J. (1907):||CONNIMAQ ||| IMU ||| COILUGUNI|
CONN MAQI MUCOI LUGUNI
MacNeill/1907 46 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||[COV]AGNIMAQ ||| I[MU ||| COI]LUG[UNI]|
[COV]AGNI MAQI [MUCOI] LUG[UNI]
Macalister/1945 46--47 reading only
|Gippert, J. (1978):||COVAGNIMAQ[I] | [MUC]O[I] LUGUNI|
COVAGNI MAQ[I] [MUC]O[I] LUGUNI
Gippert/Web 41 reading only [Gippert 41]
|McManus, D. (1991):||COVAGN[I]MAQ ||| [IMU] ||| C[OI]LUG[U]N[I]|
COVAGN[I] MAQ[I MU]C[OI] LUG[U]N[I]
McManus/1991 66 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along down|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 47: `the inscription is in two lines (up-down)'.
|Date:||400 - 499 (Korolev/1984)|
400 - 550 (Ziegler/1994)
Macalister/1945, 47: `the inscription...is in good condition, except for the word MUCOI, which is much chipped. Three letters are hidden in the earth at the bottom of each line'.
McManus/1991, 111--112, further argues that this person, as a result of their sept name, may have been a member of the Luigni of Meath.
Ziegler/1994, 156, argues for this being the genitive singular of an O-stem with the diminutive suffix *-gno-, and that in Old Irish this name gave Cuan.
McManus/1991, 111--112: `LUGUNI (Dál Luigni) ... the Luigni are associated mainly with Connacht and Meath'.