|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `The stone was first recorded by Deane in 1880 when it was lying in the graveyard ... The stone remains in this position'.|
|Dimensions:||1.39 x 0.56 x 0.09 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `This stone is in the Saints' Graveyard, apparently in situ. It lies at the southern end of a composite kerbed structure of three (formerly five) recumbent slabs'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `The stone is a large recumbent cross-slab'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1916, 157: `It is imperfect, as the upper dexter corner of the slab is broken away and lost'.
Macalister/1949, 90: `End [of the inscription] lost with a fracture of the upper dexter corner of the slab'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `complete except for a small piece broken off at the bottom left corner and a more substantial piece off the top right corner ... The stone is in substantially the condition that it was when Deane drew it'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; plain; round holl; none; none; angular; plain|
Macalister/1916, 157, describes the cross as a Latin cross with hollowed angles and expanding square base.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `The face of the slab is dressed and is incised with an outline Latin cross with semi-circular armpits and a square base, closed at the bottom'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1915):||O~R~DOMAE[L--|
OROIT DO MAEL[--
Macalister/1916 157 reading only
Macalister/1949 90 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||O~R~DOMAE[--|
OROIT DO MAE[--
A prayer for Máe[-- (PN).
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 77 reading only
|Position:||W ; top ; above cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1916, 157: `Inscription at the head of the cross, inverted'.
|Date:||1100 - 1199 (Macalister/1916)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 77: `The text is legible and uses half-uncial script'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A is in the 'OC' form and the D has a wedge-shaped finial at the end of its ascender which bends to the left over an open bow. The R is majuscule and the E is in the closed minuscule form.