|Discovery:||recognised, 1849 Windele, J.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 178: `Found by Hitchcock lying with some other stones near the front of St. Brendan's Oratory on Inishvickillane, one of the most remote islands of the Blasket group. It was afterwards adapted as a door-lintel in some repairs to the oratory, in which situation I saw it first. It is now in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, by gift of the Earl of Cork, proprietor of the island'.|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 156: `In front of the oratory ... Windele discovered, in or before 1849, a cross-inscribed ogham stone ... By 1901 it was acting as a lintel ... and in 1902 it was removed to Trinity College, Dublin where it remains'.
|Dimensions:||1.05 x 0.15 x 0.18 (Cupage/etal/1986)|
|Location:||Trinity College, Dublin|
Cuppage et al/1986, 301, states the stone is now in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 156: `Trinity College, Dublin'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; n/a|
2: latin; linear; straight; expanded; square; none; none; none; plain
3: latin; linear; straight; expanded; plain; none; none; none; n/a
4: latin; linear; straight; expanded; plain; none; angular; none; n/a
Macalister/1945, 179: `Crosses are cut on all four faces, inverted with respect to the inscription: one of them is of swastika form'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||[..]BB[.]AVIVLATIAMIMAQ[--|
[CO]BB[A] AVI VLATIAMI MAQ[--
Cuppage/etal/1986 301 reading only
Macalister/1945 179 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; beside cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1945, 179: `The inscription is on the dexter edge of one of the narrower faces'.
Macalister/1945, 179: `cut in very fine `knife cut' scores'.
|Ling. Notes:||McManus/1991, 171, see the formula found here `X AVI Y MAQQI Z as `quite exceptional'.|
Macalister/1945, 179: `Of the first name everything by the two B's is flaked away...the VL is hardly distinguishable from an N...the T is reduced to tiny pin-scrapes: the Q is visible only in a strong cross-light'.
Also see McManus/1991, 112 and 179, note 45.