|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1879 Wakeman, W.|
|History:||Macalister/1949, 125: `Wakeman reports that of twelve or fourteen inscribed stones formerly lying about on ecclesiastical ruins at this place, all but three were destroyed, unrecorded, by a contractor making a drain...[this stone] removed by Wakeman and now in the National Museum, Dublin'.|
|Dimensions:||0.41 x 0.29 x 0.14 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Macalister/1949, 125: `now in the National Museum, Dublin'.
Macalister/1949, 125: `a slab'.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Macalister/1949, 125: `the stone is so badly spalled'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; expanded; plain; none; inner curv; none; n/a|
Macalister/1949, 125: `It bears a single-line Latin cross potent with a circle surrounding the centre, and an inscription beneath the foot inverted with respect to it'.
|Wakeman, W. (1879):||EDCUMICLIE|
EDCU MIC LIE
Macalister/1949 125 other reference
OSullivan/etal/1996 292 minor reference
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||+[...G]I[D]IC AE|
Macalister/1949 125 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; below cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1949, 125: `inscription beneath the foot [of the cross] inverted with respect to it'.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1949, 125: `Wakeman gives a reading EDCU MIC LIE, of which he optimistically says that it `seems to be satisfactory'. It is, in fact, wrong throughout: but the stone is so badly spalled that it is difficult to choose between ambiguities. We have: an initial cross; the lower part of a letter that may be c, e, t, or l; d or o; another letter like the first, but so much battered, that the further alternatives, a, b, must be added; another battered letter -- the traces suggest g: then idic fairly clear, though the d might concievably be a damaged n or an R. Then comes a blank space, wide enough to hold one letter but never filled in, and the Ae, completing the inscription, and (in spite of the preceding blank) to be attached to whatever word goes before. The nearest approximation to a restoration attainable by me, is COLGIDICAE, which cannot be called completely satisfying'.|
CISP: Little more than that the inscription is in half-uncial can be said about the palaeography of this stone.
Macalister/1949, 125: `the stone is so badly spalled that it is difficult to chose between ambiguities'.