|Corpus Refs:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Inishcaltra 20|
|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 95: `This stone was first recorded in 1880 when it was in the graveyard but not in situ. The stone was inside the church, on the south side of the chancel, when Macalister saw it, but apparently he did not notice the text'.|
|Dimensions:||0.67 x 0.47 x 0.09 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 95: `This stone is inside the ruins of St Caimins' church. It is set sideways and cemented to the south wall of the nave, second from its east end'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 95: `small cross-slab'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 96: `The stone is complete'.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; other; curved; angular; none; none; plain|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 96: `One face is dressed and incised with a double outline cross of unusual form: an equal-armed cross with semi-circular armpits, combined with a smaller saltire with circular expansions at its terminals. The whole is enclosed within a double frame and the four limbs of the equal-armed cross touch the frame. When the right and left arms meet the frame there are four double outline billets'.
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||MUIR[..] || A[I]TH|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 96 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 96: `it is incised in one horizontal line, divided between the two upper quadrants of the cross'.
|Date:||700 - 799 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 97, argue, largely on the grounds of the form of the stone for a date centred upon the eighth century.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 96: `The text uses half-uncial script with a maximum letter H. of 3 cm. The M is unusual in shape with the side arms curling round to almost meet the medial arm at the bottom. The text is now rather deteriorated'.|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 96: `The text is now rather deteriorated'.