HIRWN/1

Corpus Refs:none
Site:HIRWN
Discovery:first mentioned, 1827 ind
History:RCAHMW/1973, 39: `HIRWAUN. An inscribed stone was reported in 1827[1] to be on `ros Hirwaun Wrgan' or Hirwaun Common, W. of AberdÔr.[2]

[1] Ileuad yr Oes: neu Amgrueddfa (sic) Fisol o Wybodaeth mewn Crefydd, Mawrth, 1827, p. 160 (Abertawe). Acknowledgement must be made to Mr. R. J. Thomas, editor of Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, for drawing attention to this entry.

[2] `Hirwaun Wrgan' was the name applied to the area on the MS. Ordinance Survey Map of 1812. Search of the area and local enquiry have not hitherto yielded any result, and extensive open-cast mining reduces the possibility of re-discovering the stone'.

Geology:
Dimensions:0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)
Setting:Lost (present 1827, missing 1973)
Location:First recorded in 1827, not seen since.
Form:Indeterminate
Condition:n/a , n/a
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

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Inscriptions


HIRWN/1/1

Readings

RCAHMW (1976):ERECOR | MAGLORI | CVNIIAC | FICIT
Expansion:
ERECOR[I] MAGLORI CVNI [HIC IACIT]
Expansion:
ERECOR[I] MAGLORI CVNI F/IL/I IACIT
Expansion:
ERECOR[I] MAGLORI CUNIIAC FICIT
RCAHMW/1976 39 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:ind ; ind ; ind ; ind
RCAHMW/1973, 39: `in four (horizontal?) lines'.
Incision:inc
Date:400 - 499 (RCAHMW/1976)
Language:Latin (rcaps)
Ling. Notes:CISP: FICIT for FECIT shows post-classical pronunciation of -e- as -i-.
Palaeography:RCAHMW/1973, 39: `The inscription illustrated in the original publication (reproduced here as Fig. 9 with tones reversed) is in four (horizontal?) lines, apparently reading ERECOR / MAGLORI / CVNIIAC / FICIT. The letters are all Roman capitals except for cursive forms of G and L, a feature which together with the proper name elements establishes a strong case for accepting it as an authentic Early Christian inscription of the late 5th century...The third and fourth lines require some elucidation. CVN (or CVNI) is again a common element of personal names, CVNIIAC[I] or CVNIIAC[VS] being acceptable forms. FICIT for fecit is possible though not paralleled, but it is also possible that the form of the stone (which cannot be known) would enable FIC to be read either as HIC or as ligatured FILI, with IAC / IT added at the ends of these two lines. In such a reconstruction the inscription would read ERECOR[I] / MAGLORI / CVNI / HIC IAC / IT or...CVNI / FILI / IAC / CIT.'

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Legibility:n/a
Lines:4
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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