|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1878 Petrie, G.|
|Geology:||Higgins/1987, 358: `limestone'.|
|Dimensions:||1.12 x 0.7 x 0.14 (Higgins/1987)|
Higgins/1987, 358: `This well known stone lies recumbent on Leaba Breacain or St. Brecan's Bed at Temple Brecan, Inishmore, Aran Islands'.
Higgins/1987, 358: `a large rectangular slab'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1949, 5: `The dexter upper canton is damaged and the lower canton on the same side broken away. When I first saw the stone, in 1895, the cross and the inscription were in perfect order, except for the fracture indicated: but since then they have been almost entirely defaced, apparently by boys treating the stone as a slide'.
Higgins/1987, 358: `about half of it has been broken away, but the majority of the carved area remains'.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; expanded; circular; none; outer curv; none; plain|
Higgins/1987, 358: `The stone bears a two-line Greek cross enclosed by a double ring. The terminals of this, which are wedge-shaped, are cut by the innermost of these rings and are delimited by a groove and bear a small, centrally placed `cup mark' or depression'.
Macalister/1949, 5: `a two-line circle containing an equilateral two-line cross having a circular expansion in the centre and triangular expansions to the terminals'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1895):||S~C~I~ || BRE | CA || NI|
CISP: Of Saint Brecan (PN)
Macalister/1949 5, Plate II concise discussion
|Higgins, J.G. (1987):||[S]C~I~ || BRE | NI|
Higgins/1987 358, Fig.76, Plate 17A concise discussion
|Position:||all ; head ; within quadrants ; inc|
Higgins/1987, 358: `An inscription, now fragmentary, is spread across the four cantons of the cross'.
Higgins/1987, 358: `The cross and inscription were both pocked using a point and the execution of the design was well done'.
|Palaeography:||Higgins/1987, 358: `rounded, half-uncials'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The B has a wedge-shaped finial. It also has a slightly curved ascender and an open bow. The R and probably the S are in the half-uncial forms. The E is in the open uncial form with an extended horizontal stroke. The N is minuscule.
Macalister/1949, 5: `most of the S is broken away: Petrie missed it and read C~I~which he expanded into Capiti, a reading even yet occasionally copied, though it has no intelligible meaning. The CA of the name is also broken away with the quadrant of the circle which contained them. The true reading was first determined by Ferguson'.
Higgins/1987, 358: `now fragmentary'.