|Discovery:||recognised, 1965 inc|
|History:||Forsyth/1996, 519: `This fragment of a possible ogham pillar was found in the late 1960s or 1970s during ploughing at Lochnaw in the parish of Leswalt, Wigtownshire...It was brought to the Observatory Museum, Dumfries, during the latter years of Alfred Trucknell's curatorship (Trucknell pers. comm. ) and is now on display in the Sacred Stones' room'.|
|Geology:||Forsyth/1996, 519: `Local'.|
|Dimensions:||0.54 x 0.39 x 0.41 (Forsyth/1996)|
Forsyth/1996, 519: `in the 'Sacred Stones' room' of the Observatory Museum, Dumfries.
|Condition:||frgmntry , poor|
Forsyth/1996, 519: `The left-hand face of the pillar is very rough and badly pitted, the surface having broken away in a number of places. In addition to diagonal cracks of weathering there are a number of incised lines which, running counter to these natural cracks, appear to be artificial. They comprise at least four small incised crosses which are lightly carved and distinct'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; n/a; circular; none; none; none; plain|
2: latin; linear; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; plain
3: equal-armed; linear; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; plain
4: latin; linear; straight; plain; plain; none; none; none; plain
Forsyth/1996, 519--520: `four small crosses on the left...These crossses could belong to any period and are not necessarily contemporaneous with each other or with the `ogham''.
|Forsyth, K.S. (1996):||[--]|
Forsyth/1996 520--525 concise discussion
|Position:||inc ; arris ; inc ; undivided|
Forsyth/1996, 519--525, is unable to make sense of these markings.