|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 62: `The stone was first recorded by Deane in 1880 when it was lying in the graveyard in its present position'.|
|Dimensions:||1.45 x 0.46 x 0.06 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 61: `This stone is in the Saints' Graveyard, apparently in situ, in the middle of a composite kerbed structure of three (formerly five) recumbent slabs'.
Macalister/1916, 154: `Slab...This is the only inscribed stone on the island that bears no cross'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 63: `The stone is a large recumbent slab'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 63: `now broken into three large pieces with several small pieces missing. The stone appears to have been damaged quite considerably since it was first recorded'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 63: `it appears likely that the slab was never decorated'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1915):||O~R~DOMACCU|
OROIT DO MACCU
Macalister/1916 154 reading only
Macalister/1949 89 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||O~R~DOMACCU[.][--|
OROIT DO MACCU[--
A prayer for Maccu[-- (PN)
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 63 reading only
|Position:||inc ; top ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Date:||1100 - 1199 (Macalister/1916)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1916, 154: `There is a mark after the U which looks like an I; this would turn the name into Maccui: but after a more minute examination I came to the conclusion it was a mere flaw. The doubled letter is C, not L, as I had read it on one of my earlier visits'.|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 63: `The text uses half-uncial script'.
CISP: The lettering is in Insular half-uncial. The D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow. The R is majuscule and the M has a short stroke to the left from the top of the first ascender and the A has a short stroke to the right, from the bottom right corner of its bow.