Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Toureen Peacaun 34
|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1909 Crawford, H.S.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 279: `In 1909 this stone was lying `loose ... on the circular wall', that is, of the `cell' ... In 1912 Crawford ... Described it as being in the same place but he may not have revisited the site. Macalister [/1949, 101] recorded the stone at the `clochán', that is, the `cell', and it has now been built on to its wall'.|
|Geology:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 322: `sandstone'.|
|Dimensions:||0.43 x 0.24 x 0.9 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Macalister/1949, 101: `Lying...on a masonry table (not an altar) against the West end of the Oratory, beside the entrance-door'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 279: `The stone is built sideways on top of the small enclosure, known as the `cell', in the field to the south-east of the church'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 279: `The stone is part of a slab of unknown form'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , some|
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; plain|
Macalister/1949, 101: `Cross'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 279: `Incised on the face of the stone is an outline equal-armed cross'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||BAEDAN|
Macalister/1949 101 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||[--][.]AED CU[.][--|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 280 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; above cross ; undivided|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 279: `a horizontal line of text above [the cross]'.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Ling. Notes:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 280: `likely to have been a personal name in the nominative case'.|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 280: `The text is in half-uncial script'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A is in the 'OC' form. The D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open angular bow. The U is flat-bottomed and the E is capitalis. For a list of the other examples of this E from Toureen Peacaun see TOURP/39.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 280: `rather deteriorated. .. Only a small part of the letter before the A is now visible but the drawing mentioned above suggests that it was a B. Following the U there is the lower part of a vertical stroke which could be part of an I, N, M or similar letter. The gap between it and the U seems rather large in comparison with the spacing of the other letters and this stroke is not shown on the drawing mentioned above'.