MARTF/1

Corpus Refs:Davies/etal/2000:I5
Site:MARTF
Discovery:non-arch dig, 1867 de Corson, G.
History:Davies et al/2000, 279: `This stone is reported to have been discovered in 1867 when the 11th-century chapel of Saint-Symphorien was demolished to make way for a new church. The work uncovered cist-graves forming part of a cemetery which had apparently been in use in the late antique and early medieval periods. One of these, which is reported to have contained the bones of an adult female and a child, incorporated an inscribed slab now lost.

The site was visited by members of the CISP team in June 1999.'

Geology:Davies et al/2000, 278: `slate'.
Dimensions:0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)
Setting:Lost (present 1867, missing )
Location:Uncertain when the stone was lost.
Davies et al/2000, 279: `now lost'.
Form:body-slab
Davies et al/2000, 279: `an inscribed slab the dimensions are not recorded.'
Condition:complete , good
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

References


Inscriptions


MARTF/1/1

Readings

de Corson, G. (1886):HIC REQVIESCIT BERTHILDIS
Expansion:
HIC REQUIESCIT BERTHILDIS
DeCorson/1886 vol. 2, 429 reading only
Davies, W. et al. (1998):HICREQVIESCITBERTHILDIS
Expansion:
HIC REQUIESCIT BERTHILDIS
Translation:
Here rests Berthildis(PN)
Davies/etal/2000 280 reading only

Notes

Orientation:Indeterminate
Position:n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated
Incision:ind
Date:450 - 699 (Davies/etal/2000)
Davies et al/2000, 281: `A date within the period 450-700 is likely, given the very frequent occurrence of the formula during this period and given comparable Merovingian material from Bais [BAIS/1-BAIS/4], Retiers [RTIER/1] and Visseiche [VSCHE/1]'.
Language:Latin (ind)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Davies et al/2000, 280: `Since no illustration of the stone is extant, no discussion of the lettering is possible.'
Legibility:n/a
Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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