|Discovery:||non-arch dig, 1859 Hermann, M.|
|History:||Costa/1964, 241, the stone was found by M. Hermann in 1859 and is now at the Musee Dobree inv. no. 859-16-10.|
|Geology:||Costa/1964, 241: `schiste ardoisier'.|
|Dimensions:||1.81 x 0.66 x 0.0 (Costa/1964)|
|Location:||Musee Dobree (Cat: 859-16-10)|
Costa/1964, 241, the stone is now at the Dobree Museum inv. no. 859-16-10.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
There is a large fracture in the stone breaking off the bottom right corner from the main piece. The stone is also quite worn making part of the inscription difficult to read.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; curved; plain; circular; none; none; plain|
The photo in Costa/1964, 241, shows a double framing line running around the stone; two sets of parallel lines running across the stone towards the top, the latter with what appears to be some sort of decoration; the bottom corners are each filled with a double-lined circle, while a similar circle is placed just below the central cross. Some more marks are below this circle but from the photo it is uncertain if these are decoration or damage.
|Le Blant, E. (1865):||S[...]RE[...]S[...]HICREQUISQUIT|
S[...]RE[...]S[...] HIC REQUISQUIT
Costa/1964 241 reading only
LeBlant/1865 558 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; above cross ; panel|
The inscription is between the two sets of parallel lines, forming a kind of panel.
|Ling. Notes:||The spelling REQUISQUIT shows the coming together of E and I in post-classical Latin, and the confusion as /kw/ moved to /c/, as seen in Lat. quinque>It. cinque.|
|Palaeography:||Costa/1964, 241, states that the inscription is in capitals.|
Damage has left a number of the letters of the first word illegible.