|Discovery:||recognised, 1985 Vaughan, I.|
|History:||Edwards/1987, 58, states that the stone had been visible for ten years, before it was turned over and the inscription noticed in October 1985. It is now at the farm.|
|Geology:||Edwards/1987, 58: `local shale'.|
|Dimensions:||1.1 x 0.6 x 0.2 (Edwards/1987)|
Edwards/1987, 58: 'the stone is now at the farm'.
|Condition:||incomplete , good|
Edwards/1987, 58: `the right hand side has been broken away, probably some time ago...there is a series of incised lines at the bottom of the stone on the right-hand narrow side...probably caused by the stone being used as a sharpening surface'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Edwards, N. (1987):||VERE[--]|
(the stone of) Vere[--](PN)
Edwards/1987 58 reading only
Edwards/1991 132 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
The inscriptions is in one horizontal line which begins near the top of the stone.
Edwards/1987, 58: `incised'.
|Date:||400 - 633 (Edwards/1987)|
|Language:||name only (rcaps)|
|Ling. Notes:||Edwards/1987, 58: `first part of a personal name, very possibly in the genitive.|
|Palaeography:||Edwards/1987, 58: 'debased roman capitals'.|
The V and R are in the standard capitalis forms, the first E has its two upper cross-bars at an upwards oblique angle, and the second E has the bottom bar at an upwards oblique angle.
Edwards/1987, 58, indicates that the first four letters are clear, and that `there are also traces of the vertical line of a fifth letter'.