|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1866 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1878, 37: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie from the stone itself ... This monument has now disappeared'.|
Macalister/1949, 102: `Now lost, and known only from a drawing by Petrie'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 204: `first recorded by Petrie who made a drawing of it ... Petrie's drawing is initialled but not dated, but it must pre-date his death in 1866. ... Monaincha 3 [this stone] was lost before 1878'.
|Dimensions:||0.78 x 0.48 x 0.0 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
|Setting:||Lost (present , missing )|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 204: `The stone is now lost'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 204: `[published drawing] shows what appears to be a semi-circular tenon projecting from one of the narrow sides of the stone: the stone is thus most readily explained as a component of a larger structure, for example the tenoned arm of a free-standing cross'.
Petrie/1878, 37: `a portion of a cross'.
|Condition:||n/a , n/a|
Petrie/1878, 37: `The design upon this stone appears however to belong to a later period than the twelfth century'.
Macalister/1949, 102: `Stone apparently bearing a heart-shaped figure laid upon a saltire. Inscribed below the heart'.
|Petrie, G. (1878):||O~R~ARDO[M][--|
OROIT DO DO[M--
Pray for Dom[..] (PN).
Petrie/1878 37, Fig. 51 concise discussion
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||O~R~DODO[N^M][--|
OROIT AR DO[N^M--
Macalister/1949 102 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (2001):||O~R~ARDO[.][--|
OROIT AR DO[MNALL]
OROIT AR DO[NNAN]
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 205 reading only
|Position:||ind ; broad ; n/a ; undivided|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 204: `The text is incised in one line across the full width of the lower, untenoned, edge of the stone'.
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 204: `The script used was half-uncial with a maximum letter H. of c. 6 cm'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A is in the 'OC' form, and the final letter appears to have had a wedge-shaped finial atop its first ascender. The two Rs are both majuscule with open bows and the D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open angular bow. The second O is oval-shaped rather than round like the first one.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 204: `Petrie's drawing shows the text as legible except for the last letter which appears to be damaged'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 205: `The popular male personal name Domnall might fit into the available space'.