|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1902 Fitzgerald, W.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 30, records that the stone was moved from the old church of Donaghmore, near Carton, and thence, `to Carton demesne, and afterwards to its present situation in the National Museum'.|
|Dimensions:||0.76 x 0.36 x 0.23 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
|Location:||National Museum, Dublin|
Macalister/1945, 30, notes that the stone is in the National Museum.
|Condition:||complete , good|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||NETTAVRECC ||| [KOI]MAQIMUCCOITRENALUGGO|
NETTAVRECC [KOI] MAQI MUCCOI TRENALUGGO
Macalister/1945 30--31 reading only
Ziegler/1994 254 reading only
|McManus, D. (1991):||NETTAVROICC || [KOI]MAQIMUCCOITRENALUGGO|
NETTAVROICC [KOI] MAQI MUCCOI TRENALUGGO
McManus/1991 66 concise discussion
|McManus, D. (1991):||NETTAVROECC||| [KOI]MAQIMUCCOITRENALUGGO|
NETTAVROECC [KOI] MAQI MUCCOI TRENALUGGO
McManus/1991 66 reading only
|Position:||inc ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 30: `The inscription is scratched in fine lines'.
|Date:||550 - 900 (Ziegler/1994)|
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 109--110, 121.|
Macalister/1945, 30--31: `1N, 9" from the bottom of the stone is faint. 2E34, as well as the proximal ends of the the two C's following, are carried away, with a detached spall (there is hardly room for Rhys' restoration of the vowel, OI): the final vowel is also lost by flaking. On the second angle MAQI MUCCOI TREN- is plain, though the vowels are faint: but after the N a detached flake has carried away the whole of the B-surface'.
McManus/1991, 79, finds Macalister's restoration of the phrase KOI `doubtful'. He is also critical of Macalister's reading elsewhere (McManus/1991, 66): `Of the second E in Macalister's NETTAVRECC only the first two notches are visible and it appears to me that there was enough space remaining for an E or an I, which would give a more plausible reading VROECC or VROICC. Macalister's sketch is more accurate than the accompanying reading with regard to the last name on the inscription'.
McManus/1991, 110: `NETTA-VRECC (possibly -VROECC or -VROICC ... all may be variants of an expected *NETA(S)-VROIC(I), (Nad-Froích)'.