|Corpus Refs:||Macalister/1949:App. 6|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Toureen Peacaun 26
|Discovery:||arch excav, 1944 Duignan, M.V.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 267: `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) ... During September to December 1944 the east wall of the church was rebuilt, incorporating many of the inscribed stones, including this one. The stone has remained there since'.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1949, 213: `sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||0.17 x 0.5 x 0.05 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 267: `The stone is built into the interior east wall of the ruined church'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 267: `The stone is part of a slab of unknown form'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , inc|
|Crosses:||1: inc; outline; straight; ind; ind; none; none; angular; plain|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 267: `Its visible face contains part of the lower arm of a cross which was formed by incising the outline so as to leave the cross in false relief. The cross is of unusual shape with a rectangular base or expansion to the lower arm and a short cross-arm'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||SOER | LECH|
Macalister/1949 213 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||SOER | LECH|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 268 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; beside cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1949, 213: `writing on the dexter side in two lines'.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 267: `The text is in half-uncial script'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The L, second E and H each have wedge-shaped finials. The initial S if minuscule in form, the L is curved, the h is also minuscule while the two Es are in the open uncial form with extended horizontal strokes. The R is half-uncial with the 'foot' horizontal
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 267: `The text is ... slightly deteriorated'.