|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1808 Meyrick, S.|
|History:||Westwood/1879, 139--140: `Figure 6 is copied from Sir R. Meyrick's Ph. V. fig. 4, representing a stone stated by him to be used as the east gate-post of the churchyard, 3 feet 10 inches high and 1 foot 2 inches wide. No trace of it was however found either by the Rev. H. L. Jones or the members of the Cambrian Archaeological Association in their visit to the church in August, 1878. This is to be regretted, as the inscription as given by Meyrick is illegible, although it may be suggested that the four terminal letters in the second line are intended for FI(LI)VS, the other letters in such case representing the name of both father and son. Careful search should be made for this stone'.|
By the visit of the Cambrian Association in 1931 the stone was well known and in its present location.
|Dimensions:||0.99 x 0.36 x 0.18 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Nash-Williams/1950, 98: `Outside E. end of church'.
CISP: The stone is now inside the church, and cemented onto the floor.
Macalister/1945, 336: `a block'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 98: `Rough pillar-stone...43" h. x 14" w. x 8" t.'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1945, 336: `The top of the stone is broken away'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 98: `top partly fractured away'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1922):||[D]A/LLVS | [D]VMELVS|
Dallvs (PN) Dvmelvs (PN).
Macalister/1922 390 concise discussion
Macalister/1945 336 concise discussion
|Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):||[D]A/LLVS: | DVMELVS|
Dallus (PN) Dumelus (PN) (lies here).
Nash-Williams/1950 98 concise discussion
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
Nash-Williams/1950, 98: `Latin inscription in two lines reading vertically downwards'.
Macalister/1945, 336: `pocked and rubbed'.
|Date:||500 - 599 (Nash-Williams/1950)|
|Language:||name only (rcaps)|
|Ling. Notes:||Macalister/1922, 390: `We have here two names in the nominative case...Both names are found elsewhere in ancient Celtic inscriptions'.|
|Palaeography:||Westwood/1876, 139--140: `This is to be regretted, as the inscription as given by Meyrick is illegible, although it may be suggested that the four terminal letters in the second line are intended for FI(LI)VS, the other letters in such case representing the name of|
both father and son'.
Macalister, cited in Anon/1931, 390: `The first...has an inscription, roughly cut indeed, in straggling ill-formed letters, but by no means so illegible as Meyrick and Westwood suggest'.
Macalister/1945, 336: `the letters are sprawling and ungainly...The AL in the first word being ligatured'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 98: `Debased Roman capitals, very deeply and coarsely cut, with half-uncial S and one ligature. The angles of the V's and M are rounded'.
Macalister, cited in Anon/1931, 390: `The inscription...is perfect except that the initial D's are slightly injured by a fracture of the top of the stone'.
Macalister/1945, 336: `the first letter of each line is damaged, but otherwise the inscription is in good condition'.