|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1853 The MacGillicuddy|
|Dimensions:||0.99 x 3.05 x 0.23 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
|Location:||National Museum, Dublin (Cat: W12)|
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'.
|Condition:||inc , some|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||L[A]G[O]BB[-- | MUCOTUCACAC|
L[A]G[O]BB[--] MUCO TUCACAC
Macalister/1945 211 reading only
OSullivan/etal/1996 236 reading only
Ziegler/1994 270 reading only
|Gippert, J. (1988):||MUCOTUCACAC|
Gippert/Web 218 reading only [Gippert 218]
|McManus, D. (1991):||L[A]G[O]BB[--] | MUCOTUCAC[.]|
L[A]G[O]BB [--] MUCO TUCAC[I]
McManus/1991 65, 112 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up up|
|Position:||inc ; arris ; mixed ; undecorated|
OSullivan/etal/1996, 236: `the inscription on the second angle is poorly executed'.
|Date:||500 - 900 (Ziegler/1994)|
|Palaeography:||Macaliste/1945, 211--212: `the final AC is probably an illiterate lapidary's mistake for I'.|
Macalister/1945, 211: `the first angle has been chipped away, leaving nothing but the distal ends of L[A]G[O]BB[... with vague traces of scores on the H surface near the top. On the other angle is MUCOTUCACAC where the final AC is probably an illiterate lapidary's mistake for I'.
Gippert/Web, Ogham 218: `(No reading should be attempted for the dexter angle. Macalister's BB is not identifiable, instead of his G only two B-strokes (= L?) can be seen. The slanting is not such as to ascertain a G'.