|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1697 Lhuyd, E.|
|History:||Lhuyd/1858, 344--345, records a letter sent by Lhuyd, dated December 20, 1697, written at Lhan Deilo vawr Caermarthensh, that states that the stone was `by ye ch. yard in the Town'.|
The stone has not been seen since. For an attempt to find the stone see Anon/1893, 130.
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
|Setting:||Lost (present 1697, missing 1879)|
|Location:||Seen by Edward Lhuyd in the `churchyard', and not seen since. Westwood/1879, 96, is the first to state it as lost.|
Last seen by Edward Lhuyd in the churchyard at Landeilo Fawr in 1697 (see Lhuyd/1858, 345).
Nash-Williams/1950, 113: `rough pillar-stone'.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
The drawing in Lhuyd/1858, 345, shows a fracture of the stone which resulted in a section from the top being missing. The drawing also shows some damage to the V of FILIVS in the second line.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Lhuyd, E. (1697):||--]IACETCVRCAGNVS | [--]VRIVIFILI[V]S|
--][ HIC] IACET CVRCAGNVS | [--]VRIVI FILIVS
Anon/1893 130 reading only
Huebner/1876 30 reading only
Lhwyd/1858 345 reading only
Westwood/1876 96 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||[--]IACETCVRCAGNVS | [--]VRIVIFILIVS|
--] IACET CVRCAGNVS [--] VRIVI FILIVS
Macalister/1945 352 reading only
|Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):||[--]IACETCVRCAGNVS | [--]VRIVIFILIVS|
--][ HIC] IACET CVRCAGNVS [--]VRIVI FILIVS
(Here) lies Curcagnus (PN), son of [--]urivus (PN).
Nash-Williams/1950 113 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Date:||400 - 533 (Nash-Williams/1950)|
500 - 566 (Thomas/1994)
|Ling. Notes:||The use of the correct spelling of IACET, rather than IACIT is rare in Britain.|
|Palaeography:||Nash-Williams/1950, 113: `Roman capitals'.|
The R in CURCAGNUS is open bowed with a shortened oblique stroke, and the G is sickle-shaped, half-uncial. In the second line the L has an oblique foot, while Lhuyd/1858, 345, also shows it with a small stroke angled upwards from the top of the ascender. The final S leans to the right.
The drawing in Lhuyd/1858, 345, shows an uncertain amount of text at the beginning of the two lines has been lost, as well as some damage to the V in FILIVS in the seond line.