ICLTA/19

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1949:906
Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Inishcaltra 19
Site:ICLTA
Discovery:first mentioned, 1878 Petrie, G.
History:Petrie/1878, 42: `This rough sketch was found by the Editor among Dr. Petrie's MSS. It is only valuable as being the record of a stone which has now disappeared'.

Macalister/1916, 162: `The slab is no longer on the island, and had apparently disappeared before the visit of the Board of Works, as it has no place in their report; neither is it mentioned by O'Conor or by Brash'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 93: `This stone was already lost when it was first recorded in print in 1878; the drawing reproduced there was a `rough sketch' found by Stokes amongst Petrie's papers ... it is indeed possible that it was stolen from the island at some time before 1878'.

Geology:
Dimensions:0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)
Setting:Lost (present 1840, missing 1879)
Location:Macalister/1916, 162: `The slab is no longer on the island, and had apparently disappeared before the visit of the Board of Works, as it has no place in their report; neither is it mentioned by O'Conor or by Brash.'
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 93: `The stone is now lost'.
Form:name-slab
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 93--94: `small cross-slab ... The size of the stone is unknown since no dimensions are given by Petrie and there is no scale on the drawing.

The stone appears to have been roughly square in shape'.

Condition:n/a , n/a
Folklore:none
Crosses:1: equal-armed; linear; straight; bifid; plain; circular; none; none; n/a
Decorations:

Macalister/1916, 162: `The...rough sketch of Petrie's...represents a slab with a Greek cross, each terminating in two spirals, inscribed in a circle of two lines'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 94: `The illustrated face contained an equal-armed cross inside a two-line cirular frame. Each arm of the cross ended in a pair of inwardly-disposed scrolls'.

References


Inscriptions


ICLTA/19/1

Readings

Petrie, G. (1878):MOEN || GAL | MAC || LODGIN
Expansion:
MOENGAL MAC LODGIN
Petrie/1878 42, Fig.55 reading only
Macalister, R.A.S. (1916):MOEN || GAL | MAC || [B]ODGIN
Expansion:
MOEN || GAL | MAC || [B]ODGIN
Macalister/1916 91 concise discussion
Macalister/1949 91 concise discussion
Macalister, R.A.S. (1916):MOEN || GAL | MAC || [L]ODGIN
Expansion:
MOENGAL MAC LODGIN
Macalister/1916 162 concise discussion
Macalister/1949 91 concise discussion
Okasha and Forsyth (2001):MOE/N || GAL | MAC || LODGIN
Expansion:
MOENGAL MAC LODGIN
Translation:
Mˇengal (PN) son of Ladgin (PN).
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 94 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:ind ; ind ; within quadrants ; undivided
Macalister/1916, 162: `An inscription in two lines occupied the two upper cantons'.
Incision:inc
Date:None published
Language:Goidelic (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Macalister/1949, 91: `This transcript cannot be said to inspire confidence'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 94: `The text used half-uncial script and is shown on the drawing as quite legible'.

CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The two A's are both in the 'OC' form, the L has a wedge-shaped finial atop its ascender and the Gs are in a typically Insular form. In the first line E/N are ligatured with the central horizontal stroke of the uncial E providing the short leftwards stroke from the top of the Ns first ascender - also seen on the other N and the two Ms of this inscription. The two Ls have curved ascenders while the D has a leftwards leaning ascender which appears to be the most vertical of all those from Inishcaltra, except ICLTA/21.

Legibility:n/a
Lines:2
Carving errors:n
Doubtful:no

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