|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1697 Lhuyd, E.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 475: `Lhuyd, Parochialia (ii, 92) [Lhwyd/1910], gives two drawings of a stone with an inscription...near Olchon House in this parish. The Vicar of Llanveynoe, Rev. Percy Loadman, most kindly made some local enquiries for me, and wrote (13 July 1937) to this effect. There are several houses in the valley that go by the name of Olchon. One of them, known as Olchon Court, the owner is 84 years of age. He took this farm 57 years ago, and `remembers very well an old stone with letters on it, that stood by the roadside. But owing to a dispute, several years before he took the farm, it was broken up and put on the road. No one could read the letters, and no one remembered it being put there''.|
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
|Setting:||Lost (present 1880, missing 1880)|
|Location:||Macalister/1945, 475, relates information from a local, who states that he remembered the stone being broken up.|
Nash-Williams/1950, 221: `Now lost'.
The drawing given by Lhwyd/1910, 92, seems to suggest a pilllar stone which has been cut down.
Nash-Williams/1950, 221: `Fragmentary rough pillar-stone'.
|Condition:||n/a , n/a|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||[--] | [--]|
Macalister/1945 475 reading only
|Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):||[IA]CIT IN HOC TVMVLO | [--]LLII PARENT[I]S|
[IA]CIT IN HOC TUMULO [--]LLII PARENTIS
(So-and-so) lies in the tomb, (? son of …) llius(PN) his parent.
Nash-Williams/1950 221 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; inc ; inc|
Nash-Williams/1950, 221: `in two lines reading vertically downwards'.
|Date:||500 - 600 (Nash-Williams/1950)|
Nash-Williams/1950, 221, tentatively suggests a sixth-century dating.
|Palaeography:||Nash-Williams/1950, 221: `Roman capitals with half-uncial H. Some of the letters appear to have been inverted (e.g. L in l[ine]. I and A in l[ine]. 2).'|
Macalister/1945, 475: `To extract anything intelligible from Lhuyd's drawings, singly or in combination, would be quite impossible; even were it not so, the result could not command any confidence'.
Nash-Williams/1950, 221: `The reading is known only from sketches made by or for Edward Lhuyd about 1698, and is very uncertain'.