|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.|
|History:||Macalister/1916, 153, states that the Board of Works figure shows `the stone in the proper place, at the south side of the altar of St. Caimin's Church'.|
CISP: The stone is now  attached to the wall on the north of the nave.
|Dimensions:||0.96 x 0.48 x 0.06 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Macalister/1916, 153, states that the Board of Works figure shows `the stone in the proper place, at the south side of the altar of St. Caimin's Church'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 56: `This stone is inside the ruins of St Caimin's church, set upright and cemented against the south wall of the nave at its west corner'.
CISP: The stone is now attached to the wall on the north of the nave.
Macalister/1916, 153: `A slab'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 56--57: `large cross-slab ... recumbant cross-slab'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 57: `now broken into two pieces. This damage is not shown in any of the Macalister's drawings and may therefore by of relatively recent date. The small circular dent on the lower part of the left terminal was, however, shown by Deane [in 1880]. ... Otherwise the stone is in good condition and is complete'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; expanded; square; none; none; none; plain|
Macalister/1916, 153: `A slab...with a cross having square expansions at the centre and the terminals...There is a small semicircular hole in the lower line of the dexter arm of the cross'.
Macalister/1949, 89: `Cross potent'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 57: `The face is dressed and contains an incised outline Latin cross with squared expanded terminals and square expansions at the armpits'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1915):||O~R~DOMURCHAD|
OROIT DO MURCHAD
Macalister/1916 153 reading only
Macalister/1949 89 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||O~R~DOMURCHAD|
OROIT DO MURCHAD
A prayer for Murchad (PN).
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 57 reading only
|Position:||inc ; top ; above cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1916, 153: `Inscription inverted at the head of the slab'.
Macalister/1949, 89: `inscription above its head, and inverted with respect to it'.
|Date:||900 - 999 (Macalister/1916)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 57: `The text is legible and used half-uncial script'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A is in the 'OC' form, and the first R, M, U and H have wedge-shaped finials. The Rs are majuscule and the Ds both have ascenders which bend to the left over an open bow. This, the low ascender on the H, and the broad bows on many of the letters gives the lettering a squat appearance.