PONTS/1

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1945:336
Nash-Williams/1950:67a
Site:PONTS
Discovery:first mentioned, 1694 Lhuyd, E.
History:Lhwyd/1910, 90: `On Ystrad mountain in ye parish of Landhetty'.

Nash-Williams/1950, 79: 'Sketched by or for Edward Llwyd. Now lost'. Webley/1957, 119: `The author rediscovered the stone while carrying out an archaeological survey in South Brecknockshire. It is sited not on the Ystrad Mountain but immediately below in the Cwm Criban valley'.

Geology:
Dimensions:1.65 x 0.35 x 0.3 (converted from Webley/1957)
Setting:in ground
Location:other
Webley/1957, 119: `It is sited in the Cwm Criban valley'. Webley/1957, 119, also gives the grid reference of O.S. 6-in. Sheet 46NW, 1-in. Sheet 141/073131.
Form:plain
Webley/1957, 119--120, refers to the stone as a 'pillar' with a 'pronounced shoulder' 22 inches from the top. Nash-Williams/1950, 79: `Rough pillar-stone, 'pitch'd on end a yard a.h. high, a foot thick, h. a yd. broad''.
Condition:complete , good
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

References


Inscriptions


PONTS/1/1

Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):--]Q[--]T[--]C[--]D[--
Expansion:
--]Q[--]T[--]C[--]D[--
Macalister/1945 322 concise discussion
Webley, D.P.S. (1957):M[.]Q[.]D[.]C[.]DA
Expansion:
M[A]Q[I]D[E]C[E]DA
Translation:
Maqi-Deceda(PN).
Webley/1957 120--121 reading only

Notes

Orientation:vertical up
Position:inc ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated
Webley/1957, 120: `An Ogam inscriptions running up the dexter edge faces the entrance to the Cwm Criban valley',
Incision:inc
Webley/1957, 120: `Each Ogam stroke is 5 in. long and between 1/4 and a 1/2 in. deep, and seems to have been rubbed smooth to just under an inch in width after its initial cutting'.
Date:400 - 599 (Nash-Williams/1950)
Language:name only (ogham)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:

Nash-Williams/1950, 79: `Ogam inscription (?) apparently incised along the r. angle of the face. Reading indeterminate'.

Legibility:n/a
Webley/1957, 120, gives no suggestion of a difficulty in reading.
Lines:1
Carving errors:n
Doubtful:no

Names

References


PONTS/1/2

Readings

Williams, I. (1957):[--] | [--]MAQI[--]
Expansion:
[--]MAQI[--]
Williams/1957 121, Pl. XXCI(b) reading only

Notes

Orientation:Incomplete Information
Position:inc ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated
Incision:inc
Date:None published
Language:Latin (rcaps)
Ling. Notes:Webley/1957, 120: `possibly in Latin'.
Palaeography:none
Legibility:poor
Webley/1957, 120: `On the reverse side there appears to have been another inscription, possibly in Latin, but it has been completely obliterated'.
Lines:
Carving errors:
Doubtful:no

Names

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