|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1903 Rhys, J.|
|History:||First published by John Rhys in 1903.|
|Geology:||Higgins/1987, 381: `limestone'.|
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
Macalister/1949, 8: `lying on a wall of the ruined church'.
Macalister/1949, 8: `a fragment of a slab'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , inc|
Higgins/1987, 381: `slightly weathered'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||O~R~DOMA/ELBRE[N] | DAIN|
OROIT DO MAEL-BRE[N]DAIN
CISP: A prayer for Mael-Brendain (PN).
Macalister/1949 8 concise discussion
|Higgins, J.G. (1987):||O~R~DOMA/ELBRE[N] | DAIN|
OROIT DO MAELBRENDAIN
Higgins/1987 381 concise discussion
|Position:||inc ; broad ; mixed ; undecorated|
Higgins/1987, 381: `the inscription occupies only a small portion of one end of the stone'.
Higgins/1987, 381: `The letters are deeply cut by pocking with a small point and are squashed in close together'.
|Palaeography:||Higgins/1987, 381: `The A and the E of the name MAELBRAN are joined. Like the Templemoyle old church inscription (no. 4) the inscription occupies only a small portion of one end of the stone'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A's are in the 'OC' form and the first D and L have a wedge-shaped finials. Many of the letters have an angular aspect to them. The Rs are half-uncial, the Ns minuscule and both Ds have ascenders which bend to the left over open bows. The bow of the second D is more open than the first. The Es are in the open uncial form, with the first example ligatured with a preceding 'OC' A. The B has a vertical ascender and an open bow.
Macalister/1949, 8: `The first N is broken away'.