|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1875 Wakeman, W.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 303--304: `Found by Wakeman at the base of a carn on the summit of Topped Mountain, and reported by him in a letter dated 18 November, 1875...In 1876 it was presented to the R.S.A.I., and for some time it was in their Museum at Kilkenny. Thence it passed somehow into the collection of Rev. Canon Grainger, after whose death it entered the Corporation Museum of Belfast, along with the remainder of the Grainger bequest, where it now is'.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 304: `grit'.|
|Dimensions:||0.43 x 0.2 x 0.1 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 304: `A fragment of a grit pillar'.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Macalister/1945, 304, speaks of wear and a fractured end.
|Folklore:||Macalister/1945, 303: ``Wakeman...mentions a tradition to the effect that the carn was a monument of three Danish Princesses'.|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||NETTACU[--|
Macalister/1945 304 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 304: `pocked and rubbed'.
|Date:||400 - 500 (Ziegler/1994)|
|Language:||name only (ogham)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945, 304: `Just before the fracture there is a worn trace of 2N crossing the B surface at the fractured end, which gives us confidence in the suggested restoration. Some meddler has prolonged the distal ends of 1T and the four scores of the C'.|
The stone is badly damaged and Macalister/1945, 304, also feels that `Some meddler has prolonged the distal ends' of some of the strokes.