|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1949 Macalister, R.A.S.|
|Dimensions:||1.98 x 0.84 x 0.0 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Macalister/1949, 33: `Built into the wall of the chapel'.
Moore/1987, 132: `early Christian slab incorporated in N wall'.
This is a considerably more substantial slab than many that carry similar inscriptions.
|Condition:||frgmntry , poor|
Macalister/1949, 33, notes that the stone is broken into three pieces.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||O~R~DOSCANLAN|
OROIT DO SCANLAN
Macalister/1949 33, Plate VIII reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1949, 33: `The L at first sight looks like a T, owing to the accidental horizontal marks on each side of the upright stroke, at about the level of the tops of the other letters'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The R and S are in the half-uncial forms, with vertical strokes that extend below the base-line of the other letters. The D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow and the L is curved. The two A's differ from each other. The first example has a triangular bow and a vertical stroke which extends below this bow. The second example is minuscule.