Corpus Refs:none
Discovery:in/on structure, 1996 Gurling, T.
History:Thomas/unpub/1997: `Stone was noticed in Dec. 1996 when fireplace was being cleared out. Intention is to leave it in situ (removal difficult now) and not to light fires here.'
Geology:Thomas/unpub/1997: `homogeneous local granite'.
Dimensions:1.34 x 0.2 x 0.4 (Thomas/unpub/1997)
Setting:in struct
Built into the side of the fireplace at Chy-an-Kerris.
Thomas/unpub/1997: `This is a smallish natural present height 134 cms (this may be the original height), thickness as viewed from front av. 20 cms, width av. 40 cms at present upper part to av. 35 cms lower down. The present front edge may have been dressed a little, but only a light dressing, to give a `squared' edge'.
Condition:complete , good
Thomas/unpub/1997: `There may be slight damage to the present inner angle (the viewers' right vertical) from fire-cracking, but only on the angle'.
Decorations:no other decoration





Thomas, C. (1997):MACA[{R}I/.] | CARA{S}IMI{L}I{V}{S}
Of Macari[.] (PN) Carasimilius(PN).
Thomas/unpub/1997 n/a reading only


Orientation:vertical down
Position:W ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated
Thomas/unpub/1997: `Two lines, apparently complete, occupy about 2/3rds of face, larger un-used space being at the bottom'.
Thomas/unpub/1997: `Most of the letters are still perfectly clear, ranging from deeply-cut (`U' groove) to dectectably cut'.
Date:550 - 650 (Thomas/unpub/1997)
Thomas/unpub/1997: `Not before 500, in W Cornwall (479 Cunaide is anomalous); all capitals, even if high proportion of aberrant forms; use of final -IVS. At a guess, between 550 and 650, with a slight preference for 600 +.'
Language:name only (rcaps)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Thomas/unpub/1997: `Line one has six symbols; line 2, twelve. All are Roman capitals, but 8 of 18 -- nearly a half -- are of aberrant form...A is normal, low bar (i.e., neither [bar-less A] not `angle-bar'). C is normal and rounded. I (thrice) is normal and deeply cut. Letters 1 and 13 appear to be a ligature, if so of V and M (normal or inverted); the nearest match would be N Wales, the Porius stone ([Macalister/1945] 420 = ECMW 289), which shows [figure] for tumulo, but there are heavy objections here to reading `UM', `MU', or `UMU', and I suggest that the letter is meant to be M. S occurs twice, inverted. No. 15 is letter L, both inverted and reversed; no.17 is V inverted. No.9 is a normal R; provisionally, I suggest that no.5 is an inverted R. Letter no. 6 cannot at the moment be safely read...Line two is apparently a name in (masc.) nom., Latin O-stem as -us; one would assume of the person commemorated. The context for line 1 could then be: some kind of praenomen, also nom. (most unlikely) -- parental name in gen. (`Of-A, B [lies here]'); or the same with an extreme FILI ligature (`Of-A, of the son: B [lies here]'). This depends on letter 6, which is the least easy to make out and may be slightly damaged; no trace of any further letter exists. I cannot make out anything really convincing in the ligatures of FILI, like F/I or F/L/I. Conversely, if this represents some form of capital E, it might be a (fem.) gen. A-stem, as -E (for -AE)'.
Thomas/unpub/1997: `Most of the letters are still perfectly clear'. Thomas goes on to say, however, than 8 of 18 letters `are of aberrant form'.
Carving errors:0