|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1906 Crawford, H.S.|
|History:||Earliest reference cited by Macalister is Crawford, 1906, JRSAI, 262.|
Macalister/1945, 79: `Standing inside an enclosure containing a ruined oratory and graveyard, on north side of the building'. He also states, 79--80, that the stone was a bronze-age megalith.
|Dimensions:||3.3 x 0.36 x 0.3 (Power/etal/1992)|
Power et al/1992, 125: `in half of graveyard...in early ecclesiastical enclosure'.
Macalister/1945, 79--80: `a tapering obelisk...said to be sunk to a depth of 3' 0" in the ground...both cross and inscription are so low down on the stone that they have almost certainly been added to a pre-existing bronze-age megalith'.
Power et al/1992, 125: `Tall needle-like pillar...packing stones exposed around denuded base'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
Macalister/1945, 80, refers to areas of the stone being 'weathered away ... badly worn [and] ... battered and weathered'.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; linear; expanded; plain; plain; none; none; none; n/a|
Macalister/1945, 79: `Upon the western face there is a cross pattée, 4 ft. from the ground...On my first visit to the stone in 1906, I was told that there had been another cross on the eastern face, which had weathered away: I must admit that I could see no trace of it, and had the same want of success when I examined the stone on a second visit, some thirty years later'.
Power et al/1992, 125: `Faint outline of a small incised cross with expanded terminals on W face'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||[ANM]TENASMACIV[--|
ANM TENAS MACI V[--
Macalister/1945 80 concise discussion
Power/etal/1992 125 listing
Ziegler/1994 258 listing
|Position:||NW ; arris ; beside cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1945, 79: `Upon the western face is a cross pattée, 4ft from the ground, with an Ogham inscription on the adjacent dexter edge'.
Power et al/1992, 125: `NW corner'.
|Date:||550 - 900 (Ziegler/1994)|
|Ling. Notes:||McManus/1991, 80: `The ANM formula, by contrast, is relatively confined in distribution and characterized by late linguistic, palaeographical or orthographic features such as...MACI for MAQ(Q)I [as here]...The appearance of crosses on some of these stones [as here]...may be particularly significant in view of Vendryes (1955) theory that the formula shows ecclesiastical influence, being modelled on the use of Latin nomen...In this last sense ANM may be the only formula word to survive into manuscript Irish with a specific connection with Ogam in the phrase ainm n-oguim `an Ogam inscription'.|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945, 79--80: `Ogham inscription...in very minute scores...The inscription is ANM TENAS MACI V[...The AMN is badly worn, but it can be seen if carefully looked for. Above the V for some length the inscribed surface is so battered and weathered, that no letters could be expected to survive. VIR...is possible, but could not be insisted upon'.|
Power et al/1992, 125, repeat Macalister's reading.
Power/etal/1992, 125: `weathered'.