|Corpus Refs:||Macalister/1949:App. 4|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Toureen Peacaun 33
|Discovery:||arch excav, 1944 Duignan, M.V.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 277--278: `The stone was found in the summer of 1944 during excavation at the site ... It was a stray find from the rubble around stone no. 40 (the East Cross) [TOURP/8] ... During September to December 1944 the east wall of the church was rebuilt, incorporating many of the inscribed stones, including this one. In a photograph, possibly dating from the 1960s, preserved in Dchas (negative no. 74), the stone is shown in the east interior wall of the church, just above stone 5. The stone presumably became loose before 1986-87 and was then rebuilt into the reconstructed north wall in its present position'.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1949, 213: `sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||0.09 x 0.25 x 0.0 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 277: `The stone is built into the interior north wall of the ruined church'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 278: `The stone is a fragment of a slab of unknown form'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , inc|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 278: `a fragment'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||FOR[F^S][--|
Macalister/1949 213 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||FO[RF][--|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 278 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Ling. Notes:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 278: `could have been the beginning of a personal name'.|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 278: `The text is in half-uncial script'.|
CISP: The lettering is half-uncial. The two Fs are similar in form, with a rounded top stroke and an extended horizontal stroke. For further discussion of this form see TOURP/24. The O is rounded and the R is majuscule.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 278: `The text is ... slightly deteriorated'.