|Discovery:||recognised, 1899 Power, C.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 257: `Discovered by the Very Rev. Canon Power on the top of a low carn, which had suffered much wanton injury at the hands of shepherds. Removed for its protection to University College Cork'.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 257: `Slate'.|
|Dimensions:||1.37 x 0.38 x 0.15 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
|Location:||University College Cork|
Macalister/1945, 257: `University College Cork'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
Macalister/1945, 257: `much weathered'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||ERCAGNIMA[QI]E ||| [R]CIAS|
ERCAGNI MA[QI] E[R]CIAS
Macalister/1945 257 reading only
|McManus, D. (1991):||ERCAGNIMA[Q^C][I--|
McManus/1991 66, 171 n12 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along down|
|Position:||ind ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 257: `Inscription on two angles, up-top-down'.
|Date:||400 - 450 (McManus/1991)|
|Ling. Notes:||McManus/1991, 93, notes that this inscription shows `no trace whatever of vowel affection' and therefore dates to the earliest period.|
McManus/1991, 112--113, notes that it was uncommon for father and son in Ireland to have the same name, but they might have elements in common as occurs in this inscription. See also McManus/1991, 102, 107.
Macalister/1945, 257: `much weathered, and requiring careful scrutiny for its decipherment...2R is broken away, and Q45 and 2I are very faint. 2C is rather widely spaced'.