|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1853 The MacGillicuddy|
|Dimensions:||1.14 x 0.3 x 0.13 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
|Location:||Kerry County Museum (Cat: L1992:31)|
Macalister/1945, 208: `Four stones inscribed with Ogham writing were exhibited by The MacGillicuddy of the Reeks at the Dublin Exhibition of 1853, and were presented by him to the Royal Irish Academy in the following year...Of these stones, two certainly...and all four probably, came from a souterrain in the townland of Whitefield'.
Gippert/Web, Ogham 215: `The present stone was `no. 9' in the RIA collection. It could not be identified when visiting the basement of the Dublin N.M. in 1988'.
|Condition:||inc , some|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||ALATTOCELIBATTIG ||| NI|
ALATTO CELI BATTIGNI
Macalister/1945 209 reading only
OSullivan/etal/1996 236 reading only
Ziegler/1994 270 reading only
|McManus, D. (1991):||ALATTOCELIBATTIG ||| NI|
ALATTO CELI BATTIGQI
McManus/1991 79 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along|
|Position:||inc ; arris ; inc ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 209: `Inscription on dexter angle, last two letters on top'.
|Date:||550 - 900 (Ziegler/1994)|
533 - 599 (McManus/1991)
McManus/1991, 95, 97, argues for a date in the middle or second half of the sixth century.
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 95, 115, 116, 121, 126, 171.|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945, 209: `The writer has been confused by the turn of the angle, and he has, consequently, written Q instead of N. But his intention cannot be doubted. The line crossing 3T is a mere fracture of no importance'.|
Macalister/1945, 209: `The writer has been confused by the turn of the angle, and he has, consequently, written Q instead of N. But his intention cannot be doubted. The line crossing 3T is a mere fracture of no importance'.