PMCH1/2

Corpus Refs:Huebner/1876:137
Macalister/1945:395
Nash-Williams/1950:102
Site:PMCH1
Discovery:in/on structure, 1856 workmen
History:Westwood/1879, 175: `On taking down the old church at Penmachno, near Llanwrst, Caernarvonshire, several early and medieval inscribed and sculptured stones were discovered. By the care of the Rev. H.L. Pryce, Rector of the parish, the stone has been securely placed within the church'. Macalister/1945, 369: `The first three [PMCH1/1, PMCH/2, PMCH/3] of the four stones preserved in the present church of Penmacho were discovered in taking down the old building'.

Nash-Williams/1950, 92: `Found 'on taking down the old church''.

Geology:
Dimensions:1.1 x 0.15 x 0.29 (converted from Macalister/1945)
Setting:unattch
Location:on site
Macalister/1945, 369: `secured in a locked cupboard inside the entrance of the modern church'.

Nash-Williams/1950, 92: `Inside church against the N. wall of nave at W. end'.

Form:plain
Westwood/1879, 175: `a rude stone'.

Nash-Williams/1950, 92: `Part of a tall, roughly quadrangular pillar-stone (top fractured away)'.

Condition:incomplete , some
Nash-Williams/1950, 92: `top fractured away'.

Macalister/1945, 371: `a fragment'.

Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

References


Inscriptions


PMCH1/2/1     Pictures

Readings

Westwood, J.O. (1871):ORIAICIACIT
Expansion:
ORIA IC IACIT
Westwood/1876 175 reading only
Rhys, J. (1873):--]ORIAICIACIT
Expansion:
--]ORIA IC IACIT
Rhys/1873 10 reading only
Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):--]ORIAICIACIT
Expansion:
--]ORIA IC IACIT
Macalister/1945 371--372 reading only
Nash-Williams, V.E. (1950):--]ORIAICIACIT
Expansion:
--]ORIA (h)IC IACIT
Translation:
--]oria (PN) lies here.
Nash-Williams/1950 92 reading only

Notes

Orientation:vertical down
Position:n/a ; narrow ; n/a ; undecorated
Westwood/1876, 175: `a rude stone, on the upper portion of which was longitudinally inscribed the letters'.

Nash-Williams/1950, 92: `in one line reading vertically downwards'.

Incision:mixed
Nash-Williams/1950, 92: `partly picked and partly cut'.
Date:400 - 533 (Nash-Williams/1950)
Nash-Williams/1950, 92: `5th-early 6th century A.D.'.
Language:Latin (rcaps)
Ling. Notes:Westwood/1879, 175: `the misspelt words hic and jacet being however often met with thus spelt'.
Palaeography:Westwood/1879, 175: `the whole being cut in Roman capitals rather debased in form, as of course they are in orthography...The letters measure from 2 to 3 inches in height, and they appear to have been partially at least inclosed above and below the letters by a thin incised line. There is a little abrasion at the left-hand side of the initial letter O, but otherwise the whole is completely distinct and legible. The name Oria is very unusual, and there seems to be no reason for thinking any letters at the commencement of the inscription are lost'.

Macalister/1945, 372: `Possibly the letter preceding the O was a V, but we can feel no certainty of this, as the surface is fractured'.

Nash-Williams/1950, 92: `Roman capitals...in rather clumsy style'.

Legibility:some
Macalister/1945, 371: `what remains is in good condition; but the beginning of the name is broken away'.
Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

Names

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