|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1896 Macalister, R.A.S.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 171, records that this stone was found in a stream beside the parochial school of Dingle, but that by 1896 it was `lying in the schoolhouse, where I saw it'. By 1945 it had moved again, and was 'preserved in the (Protestant) parish Church'. |
Cuppage et al/1986, 254--255, states that the stone is now missing.
|Dimensions:||0.38 x 0.33 x 0.2 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
|Setting:||Lost (present 1945, missing 1986)|
|Location:||Recorded as extant in Macalister/1945, 172, and as lost in Cuppage et al/1986, 255.|
Cuppage/etal/1986, 255: `now missing'.
Macalister/1945, 172; `the fragment is evidently the top of a pillar'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , some|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||--][E!]TORIGAS|
Cuppage/etal/1986 255 reading only
Macalister/1945 171--172 reading only
Ziegler/1994 266 reading only
|McManus, D. (1991):||[--]ETORIGAS|
McManus/1991 94 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Date:||500 - 550 (Ziegler/1994)|
If Macalister/1945, 171--172, is correct in reconstructing the name as AVITORIGAS then we may use the dating of Ziegler/1994, 132--134, to identify when this inscription was produced.
366 - 433 (McManus/1991)
See McManus/1991, 93--94.
|Language:||name only (ogham)|
Macalister/1945, 171--172: `A nick on the edge may possibly be the tip of a preceding B-score: the fragment is evidently the top of the pillar, with the last few letters of the last name'.