|Corpus Refs:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Inishcaltra 21|
|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 98: `The stone was first recorded in 1880 when it was in the graveyard but not in situ. The stone was inside the church, on the north side of the chancel, when Macalister saw it, but apparently he did not notice the text. Lionard also failed to record the text'.|
|Dimensions:||0.39 x 0.53 x 0.05 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 97: `The stone is inside the ruins of St Caimins' church. It is set upright and cemented to the south wall of the nave, fourth from its east end'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 97: `small cross-slab'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 98: `The stone is complete. … The text is now rather deteriorated'.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; expanded; square; angular; none; none; decorated|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 98: `One face is dressed and is incised with an equal-armed cross with slim arms and square expansions at the terminals and crossing. It is enclosed by a double outline frame. The upper right quadrant is filled with an interlace knot and there is a key pattern filling the lower right quadrant. The two quadrants on the left are filled with the same pattern, a hybrid pattern with an interlace loop. All four patterns have a strong diagonal axis which forms a saltire in the angles of the main cross'.
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||DERM[--]|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 98 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; beside cross ; n/a|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 98: `The text is incised in one horizontal line and is probably complete. It is set outside and to the right of the frame, just below the cross-arm of the cross'.
|Date:||733 - 766 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 99: `If the mid-eighth-century date proposed is broadly correct it is tempting to link this monument with the Abbot Diarmair of Inishcaltra whose death is recorded in the Annals of Inisfallen, s.a. 762'.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 98: `The text uses half-uncial script with a maximum letter H. of c. 2.5 cm. The text is now rather deteriorated'.|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 98: `The text is now rather deteriorated. … The text reads derm- followed by two or perhaps three letters, possibly AIT, UIT, or AD'.