|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1903 Rhys, J.|
|Dimensions:||1.52 x 0.69 x 0.53 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 52: `on the farm called Old Mills, south of the village of Donard. Afterwards removed to the garden of a house (for a time the Civic Guards Barracks) in the village, where it still stands'.
Gippert/Web, Ogham 48: `This is now the residence of a landlord'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , good|
Macalister/1945, 52: `the side bearing the latter angle has been split off from the stone', concluded Macalister, adding, in a footnote, `I am now inclined to doubt whether there is any such split, and to consider that the inscription is complete as it stands - an illustration of the prudential aposiopesis noticed above, p[late]. xiii'.
McManus/1991, 172, notes, `Macalister's 'prudential aposiopesis' theory...[is] quite far-fetched'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1897):||IAQINIKOIMAQIMOB/U[COI]
IAQINI KOI MAQI MOB/U[COI]
Macalister/1897 76--77 minor reference
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||IA[Q]INIKOI ||| MAQIMUC[--|
IAQINI KOI MAQI MUC[--
Macalister/1945 52 reading only
|Gippert, J. (1988):||IA[Q]INIKOI[--|
IA[Q]INI KOI [--
Gippert/Web Ogham 48 substantial discussion [Gippert 48]
|Orientation:||vertical up along down|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Date:||550 - 700 (Ziegler/1994)|
Macalister/1897, 77: `The inscription is much worn and damaged...After it turns on to the top nothing definite can be stated about the inscription'.
Macalister/1945, 52: `The first Q is flaked, and the C is practically worn away'.
Gippert/Web, Ogham 48: `What Macalister read on the part on the top of the stone was not verifiable when the stone was visited because it was too much covered with lichen. Re-reading is necessary'.