|Corpus Refs:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Illauntannig 1|
|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1982 Cuppage, J.|
|History:||Cuppage et al/1986, 295--297, is the first record of the stone and states that the slab `has now been placed in the main oratory for safe-keeping and...[its] original position is unknown'.|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 151--152: `The Dingle survey team whose work was published in 1986 (Cuppage et al. 1986) recorded the stone in three pieces around 1982 ... A slide taken by the survey team is on file in Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Ballyferriter, it shows two pieces of the stone, a and c, both with the texts chalked in ... According to Cuppage, the original locations of the two uninscribed cross-slabs, as well as that of the inscribed stone, were then `not known' but the stones had all `been placed in the main oratory for safe-keeping' .. The entry in the site archive kept in the Museum at ballyferriter records that in September 1984 two of the three pieces were on the island but one was missing and a return visit was required. It continues: `Unfortunately I was unable to find one of the fragments and an OPW photo does not include 1 recorded by us ...'. It is not clear which of the three fragments disappeared first but all three have been lost for some time'.
|Dimensions:||0.8 x 0.18 x 0.0 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
|Setting:||Lost (present , missing )|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 151: `The stone is now lost'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 151: `inscribed pillar'.
|Condition:||inc , inc|
Cuppage/etal/1986, 297, records that this now lost stone was then broken in three pieces.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 152: `The visible face contains no carving other than the lettering'.
|Cuppage, J. (1986):||[--]|
Cuppage/etal/1986 297 minor reference
|Okasha and Forsyth (2001):||[--]UINF[.][--]TH | [D]A[.][.][--|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 153 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 152: `The text, which reads from the broad to narrow end, runs along the long axis of the slab in two lines which occupy its full width. The original orientation of the slab is not known but if it stood with its pointed end in the ground then the text would have read vertically down with the bottom of the letters to the reader's left'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 153: `The letters appear well-formed but are simply cuit with the peck marks visible in the photograph'.
|Ling. Notes:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 153: `The text was probably in Irish'.|
|Palaeography:||Cuppage et al/1986, 297: `in half-uncial script'.|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 153: `The text used half-uncial script ... The letters appear well-formed'.
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A of the second line appears to have been in the 'OC' form, while the F of line one is in typically Insular form. A number of letters such as the U, N, F and final H have strokes which go off to the left.
Cuppage et al/1986, 297: `it is not clear how the pieces fit together or how the inscription reads'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 153: `slightly deteriorated'.