|Corpus Refs:||Macalister/1949:App. 18|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Toureen Peacaun 4
|Discovery:||arch excav, 1944 Duignan, M.V.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 235: `The stone was found in the summer of 1944 during excavation at the site ... It was a stray find from the vicinity of the ruined church ... 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:||0.19 x 0.36 x 0.055 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 235: `The stone is built into the interior east wall of the ruined church'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 235: `The stone is an apparently complete slab of irregular rectangular shape'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; plain; plain; none; n/a; none; plain|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 235: `Incised on the visible face of the stone [is] ... an outline equal-armed cross'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||DONGUS|
Macalister/1949 213 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||DON || GUS|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 236 reading only
|Position:||inc ; broad ; beside cross ; separated|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 235: `The text, which is complete, is set in a single horizontal line, interrupted by the lower cross arm'.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 235: `The text is in half-uncial script'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The first ascender of the U has a wedge-shaped finial at the top. The S is majuscule, the U is flat-bottomed, the G in the classic half-uncial form and the D has a vertical ascender and an open bow.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 235: `The text is ... slightly deteriorated'.