TOURP/2

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1949:920
Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Toureen Peacaun 2
Site:TOURP
Discovery:first mentioned, 1860 du Noyer, G.V.
History:Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 231--232: `In 1860 a full-size drawing of this stone by du Noyer was presented by him to the Royal Irish Academy ... The stone was then described as in the graveyard ... In 1878 this stone was one of several fragments `heaped up in the north-west corner of the church [Petrie/1878, 33]. In 1909 this stone was built into the `north-west corner of the church' which had been `formed into a kind of station ... In the early 1930s it was photographed lying loose as part of a `crude pilgrim's "station"' which had been built to the west of the church some time before ... 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:Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 322: `sandstone'.
Dimensions:0.2 x 0.41 x 0.02 (converted from Macalister, R.A.S.)
Setting:in ground
Location:earliest
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 231: `The stone is built into the interior east wall of the ruined church'.
Form:cross-slab
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 232: `The stone is an apparently complete rectangular slab'.
Condition:complete , some
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 232: `apparently complete'.
Folklore:none
Crosses:1: equal-armed; outline; ind; plain; plain; none; none; none; plain
Decorations:

Macalister/1949, 100: `Cross with expanding ends'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 232: `an outline equal-armed cross'.

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Inscriptions


TOURP/2/1     Pictures

Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):FIDLA/ER
Expansion:
FIDLAER
Macalister/1949 100, Plate XLIV reading only
Okasha and Forsyth (1996):FID || L{A/E}R
Expansion:
FIDL┴ER
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 232 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:inc ; broad ; beside cross ; separated
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 232: `text in one horizontal line'.
Incision:inc
Date:None published
Language:name only (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 232: `The text is in half-uncial script'.

CISP: The lettering is in Insular half-uncial. The A is in the 'OC' form, in this case ligatured with an E. The L is curved, as is the I. The D is narrow and has an ascender which curves to the left over an open bow. The R is majuscule, with a curved ascender and a straighy 'foot'. The F is also majuscule with a curved top stroke. The A/E has an acute accent over them.

Legibility:some
Macalister/1949, 100: `Surface worn and letters faint'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 232: `The text is ... slightly deteriorated'.

Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

Names

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