|Corpus Refs:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Monaincha 4|
|Discovery:||in/on structure, 1790 Ledwich, E.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 206: `The inscribed doorway was first recorded by Ledwich in 1790 ... Although Ledwich did not give a transliteration, his drawing suggests that he read the text substantially as Petrie did ... In his earlier survey on Monaincha  Leask overlooked the text ... but he later recorded it |
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
Stout/1984, 93, states the inscription is now `on the south side of the doorway' of the `twelfth-century Hiberno-Romanesque church'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 206: `The inscribed blocks are in situ, built into the external face of the western doorway of the church. The doorway consists of three recessed orders framed by pilasters; the inscription is on the pilaster of the southern jamb'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 206: `architectural feature .. It consists of seven shaped stones, one above the other'.
|Condition:||incomplete , good|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 206: `The pilaster of the southern jamb is now badly weathered'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Stout, G.T. (1984):||ORDOT[--]|
OROIT DO T[--]
Stout/1984 93 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1998):||O~R~DO[T--]|
OROIT DO T[--]
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 207 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 206--207: `The text appears to have run the entire length of the pilaster, just under 200 cm. .. The text is set in one line and reads vertically downwards with the bottoms of the letters to the viewer's left, that is, to the interior of the doorway'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 207: `roughly pocked'.
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 207: `The script used is probably half-uncial with the letters well-shaped although rather roughly pocked'.|
CISP: The lettering is half-uncial. The D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow, the T is curved and the R is a simplified majuscule form, almost in the shape of an n with an upturned 'foot'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 207: `Only on this [uppermost] stone can letters be discerned with any confidence. The second, fifth and sixth stones down bear traces of letters but these are not now legible'.