|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'.|
|Dimensions:||0.81 x 0.29 x 0.25 (Okasha/1993)|
Okasha/1993, 154: `The stone is now set...against an enclosure bank of Beacon Hill cemetery, Lundy Island'.
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'.
|Crosses:||1: greek; linear; straight; ; ; none; ring; none; plain|
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.
|Thomas, C. (1969):||O | P | TIMI|
To the best one.
Thomas/1969 139 reading only
Thomas/1994 166 reading only
|Okasha, E. (1986):||TIMI|
[The stone] of Timus (PN).
Okasha/1993 164--165 reading only
|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.
|Date:||500 - 799 (Okasha/1993)|
466 - 499 (Thomas/1994)
|Language:||name only (rcaps)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/1993, 164: `predominantly capital script'.|
Okasha/1993, 164: `The text is slightly deteriorated'.