|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1934 Macalister, R.A.S.|
|History:||Macalister/1949, 33: `now standing against the old church tower'.|
|Dimensions:||1.4 x 0.53 x 0.18 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Macalister/1949, 33: `now standing against the old church tower'.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Macalister/1949, 34: `The stem and dexter arm of the cross have disappeared, probably by foot-wear'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; interlace; straight; expanded; square; none; none; ind; decorated|
|Decorations:||geometric ribbon interlace|
Macalister/1949, 33--34: `it bears a cross quadrate in cavo rilievo, decorated with interlacing patterns, in a round-headed sinking recessed 1/2" below the surface of the inscribed face'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||AW~ ||| IHSX[..] ||| O~RDORIGA[.][--|
A W~ IHS X[PS] OROIT DO RIGA[N]
Macalister/1949 34 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; mixed ; separated|
The inscription begins above the cross and continues within the two upper quadrants, with Macalister/1949, 34, arguing that the final N was below the arm of the cross.
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1949, 34, refers to the `peculiar shape of the letters...The I is squeezed in between the R and the G'.|
CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The first O has a contraction mark over it and the D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow, which terminates in a wedge-shaped finial. The Rs are half-uncial as is the G, while the A of Riga[--] is minuscule. The A of the alpha is quite wide with a curved cross-bar and a flat top, the W for omega consists of three ascenders joined by one horizontal stroke at the bottom. The letters HIS XPS appear to be in capitals, except the H which is in the minuscule form.