|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1810 O'Farrel, J.|
|History:||Petrie/1878, 10, states that a letter dated June 9 1839 between Petrie and O'Donovan discusses this stone, and that it was drawn at around this time.|
Rynne/1996, 205: `The first person recorded as having attempted a reading was described as an intelligent Irish-speaking soldier called James O'Farrel, regiment of the Tipperary Militia, who in 1810 fancifully interpreted it'.
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 1: 'Silurian grit'.|
|Dimensions:||0.71 x 0.25 x 0.15 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 1--2, implies that the stone remains on the Island of Inchagoill.
Macalister/1945, 1: `peculiar chair-like shape of the stone'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1945, 1--2, argues that an ogham inscription has been stripped from the stone.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; linear; straight; bifid; plain; none; none; none; plain|
2: equal-armed; linear; straight; bifid; plain; none; none; none; plain
3: equal-armed; linear; straight; bifid; plain; none; none; none; n/a
4: equal-armed; linear; straight; bifid; plain; none; none; none; plain
5: equal-armed; linear; straight; bifid; plain; ind; none; none; n/a
6: equal-armed; linear; straight; bifid; plain; none; none; none; plain
7: equal-armed; linear; straight; bifid; plain; none; none; ; plain
Macalister/1945, 1: `Seven equal-armed crosses with bifid ends are cut upon the stone - one on the northern face and two on each of the others'.
|Petrie, G. (1845):||LIELUGNAEDONMACCIMENUEH|
LIE LUGNAEDON MACCI MENUEH
The stone of Lugnaedon (PN) son of Limenueh (PN).
Petrie/1845 164--168 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||LIELUGUAEDON | MACCIMENUEH|
LIE LUGUAEDON MACCI MENUEH
Macalister/1945 1--3 reading only
|Higgins, J.G. (1987):||LIELUGAEDON | MACCIMENUEH|
LIE LUGAEDON MACCI MENUEH
Higgins/1987 303 reading only
|Position:||S ; n/a ; below cross ; undivided|
Higgins/1987, 303: `Below the lower cross on the eastward-facing side, there is a long inscription in two lines'.
Higgins/1987, 303: `executed by pocking'.
|Date:||533 - 566 (Korolev/1984)|
500 - 533 (McManus/1991)
See McManus/1991, 88.
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 88, 96, 100, 104, 116, 117, 120, 121, 174.|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945,1: `an early stage of development of Half Uncial script -- not quite emancipated from the formality of the Roman alphabet'.|
Higgins/1987, 303: `The letter forms comprise a mixture of majuscule and half uncial forms'.
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The second A is in the 'OC' form and the D with a vertical ascender and a closed bow also has a wedge-shaped finial, as does the initial L. The Es are in the rounded uncial form, sometimes with extended horizontal strokes. The H is minuscule as are the Ms and one of the Ns. The other N is in capitalis. The G is in the shape of an angular J. The drawing of Higgins shows flourishes on two of the U's, but these are not shown by Macalister.