|Discovery:||inc, 1814 Mathews, R.|
|History:||Found in 1814 beside the Roman road east of Old Carlisle; in the Carlisle museum by 1927 when it was drawn by Collingwood.|
|Dimensions:||0.64 x 0.46 x 0.0 (converted from Collingwood/Wright/1965)|
|Location:||Carlisle Museum (Cat: 87)|
Collingwood/Wright/1965, 302: `Now in Carlisle Museum'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
The stone is broken across the top, but apart from the upper line border nothing of the inscriptions appears to be lost.
The inscription has a border around it, two lines each to the left and right, and one line at the bottom. Only a small section of the upper border survives, and it is uncertain whether it would have consisted of more than one line.
|Collingwood/Wright (1965):||TANCORIX | MULIER | VIGSITANNOS | SEGSAGTNTA|
TANCORIX MULIER VIGSIT ANNOS SEGSAGINTA.
Tancorix (PN), a woman, lived sixty years.
Collingwood/Wright/1965 302 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; panel|
The text, except for the last line, is within a border.
|Date:||400 - 599 (Dark/Dark/1996)|
|Ling. Notes:||The word `vixit' has here been spelt VIGSIT indicating post-classical pronunciation of Latin. This spelling is also found in North Africa on an inscription dated to AD 449. See Diehl/1927--31, no. 2815A. The word `sexaginta' has also been spelt SEGSAGINTA, indicating the same phenomenon.|
|Palaeography:||The text is all in Roman capitals. The L has an oblique `foot', he Rs are closed, but with a shortened diagonal stroke, and the Os are elongated. The Gs are close to half-uncial with a descending, and angled, stroke from the bottom of the bow.|
The `I' in segsaginta has been carved with a top cross-bar like a T, while the text runs beyond the bordered area.
The text is clear.