|Discovery:||non-arch dig, 1855 Prim|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 34: `In the fifties of the last century a farmer was clearing a group of ring-forts off from his land...In the course of these operations two stones were uncovered and broken up to get them out of the way...Ogham scores were found on one of the fragments'.|
|Dimensions:||1.91 x 0.33 x 0.28 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
|Location:||National Museum of Ireland|
Macalister/1945, 34: `now housed in the National Museum'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , poor|
Macalister/1945, 34--35, records flaking, hammer damage and breaks. The stone was split into two during its removal from its place of discovery.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||BRAN[I]TTASM[A]QIDUCR[I]DDA|
BRAN[I]TTAS M[A]QI DUCR[I]DDA
Macalister/1945 34--35 reading only
|McManus, D. (1991):||BR[A]N[I]TT[A]SM[A]Q[I]D[U]C[RI]DDA
BR[A]N[I]TT[A]S M[A]Q[I] D[U]C[RI]DDA
McManus/1991 66 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 34: `chiselled'.
|Date:||500 - 550 (Ziegler/1994)|
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 105, 108, 116.|
Macalister/1945, 34--35: `The writing begins at 1' 9" from the present butt-end of the stone. A stroke of the labourer's sledgehammer has demolished 1I, as well as the proximal ends of the scores of the 1T. The vowel preceding S is A, not, as in the previous decipherments, O. In MAQI, the A and I12 are broken away: the middles of the Q-scores are also flaked off. The last name was certainly DUCRIDDA or DUCREDDA. The U is beyond question: and the B-half of R, though spalled, can be traced. [Brash's reading, DECQEDDA would, in any case, be impossible]. After the R there is an abrupt bend in the angle. The two D's are quite clear: the vowel preceding them is lost, either E or I would fill the space. The final A is faint but traceable: here there was never more than one vowel-notch'.
McManus/1991, 66, lists this inscription as one of a number where 'I had greater difficulty reading one or more letters...but I would hesitate to reject Macalister's reading'.