|Discovery:||recognised, 1952 Williams, B.|
|History:||Hemp/Gresham/1961, 154: `The inscribed stone was found early in 1952 by Mr. Bert Williams, of Bryn Goleu, Trawsfynydd, on a field wall, where it had presumably been placed with other stones turned up in the course of ploughing the adjacent land'.|
|Geology:||Hemp/Gresham/1961, 154: `local shale'.|
|Dimensions:||0.46 x 0.22 x 0.1 (converted from Hemp/Gresham/1961)|
|Location:||Mus. of Welsh Antiq., Bangor (Cat: 22/52)|
Hemp/Gresham/1961, 155: `The stone is now preserved in the Museum of Welsh Antiquities at Bangor'.
Hemp/Gresham/1961, 154: `The stone is a small flat slab...not dressed'.
|Condition:||frgmntry , poor|
Hemp/Gresham/1961, 154: `one end, which carried part of the inscription, has been broken off, but not in recent times, and could not be found'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Hemp, W., Gresham,C. (1961):||[RI]GELLA HI[.-- | FILIATVN[.]CC[--|
[RI]GELLA HI[C IACIT] FILIA TVNCC[ETATOCUS]
Rigella (PN) lies here, the daughter of Tunccetatocus(PN).
Hemp/Gresham/1961 154 concise discussion
|Position:||ind ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
Hemp/Gresham/1961, 154: `The letters are capitals thinly incised by rubbing a narrow instrument up and down to form grooves, some with pointed ends, in the soft slaty stone'.
|Date:||500 - 699 (Hemp/Gresham/1961)|
|Palaeography:||Hemp/Gresham/1961, 154-155: `Mr. R. P. Wright, F.S.A., has kindly commented as follows: `The script, though roughly cut in capitals, has some features of cursive, as Nash-Williams explains in his analysis of letter-forms of his Group I. The F (of FILIA) matches his Fig. 255, F5; the G (in the first name) matches his G6-8 of sickle shape; for the L (in the first name and FILIA) I see no parallel in his Group I (Fig. 256), though in Group II (Fig. 258) L5 and L8 are similar. This L with backward slope is frequent in Roman cursive documents (see Maunde Thompson, Introduction to Greek and Roman Palaeography, p. 336)''.|
Hemp/Gresham/1961, 154: `The Latin inscription...so far as it remains, is perfectly clear'.