LUNDY/4

Corpus Refs:Okasha/1993:28
Thomas/1994:1400
Site:LUNDY
Discovery:arch excav, 1962 Hague, D.B.
History:Okasha/1993, 164: `The stone was found in 1962 by D.B. Hague during an investigation of Beacon Hill cemetery; it `was part of a complex of three [stones] formed in a triangle'. It is possible that it was associated with `two seemingly early graves'. In May 1981 the stone was moved to its present position'.
Geology:
Dimensions:0.81 x 0.29 x 0.25 (Okasha/1993)
Setting:in ground
Location:on site
Okasha/1993, 154: `The stone is now set...against an enclosure bank of Beacon Hill cemetery, Lundy Island'.
Form:cross-marked
Okasha/1993, 164: `The stone is a pillar stone. The stone measures 81cm. In height, 8 to 29 cm. In width and about 25 cm. In thickness to where it is set in the bank'.
Condition:incomplete , some
Okasha/1993, 164: `The stone is... probably incomplete'.
Folklore:none
Crosses:1: greek; linear; straight; ; ; none; ring; none; plain
Decorations:

Okasha/1993, 164 states that the decoration is `probably a cross incised within a circle'. Thomas/1994, 166, however, thinks it is an inscribed cross with a hypothetical painted chi-rho symbol.

References


Inscriptions


LUNDY/4/1

Readings

Thomas, C. (1969):O | P | TIMI
Expansion:
OPTIMI
Expansion:
OPTIMI
Translation:
To the best one.
Thomas/1969 139 reading only
Thomas/1994 166 reading only
Okasha, E. (1986):TIMI
Expansion:
TIMI
Translation:
[The stone] of Timus (PN).
Okasha/1993 164--165 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:inc ; broad ; outside cross ; undivided
Okasha/1993, 164: `in one line on the face of the stone beaneath the cross and above a horizontal framing line'.

Thomas/1994, 166, gives a drawing of the stone indicating three lines of text, all above a horizontal framing line.

Incision:inc
Date:500 - 799 (Okasha/1993)

466 - 499 (Thomas/1994)
Language:name only (rcaps)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Okasha/1993, 164: `predominantly capital script'.
Legibility:some
Okasha/1993, 164: `The text is slightly deteriorated'.
Lines:3
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

Names

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