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Ogam-Inschrift: CIIC-Nr. 031

Ogam Inscription: CIIC no. 031

Original location: Fiddaun Upper

County: Kilkenny

Surroundings: Farm field

Year of discovery: 0

Actual location: =


Fig. 031, 001 Fig. 031, 002 Fig. 031, 003

Actual reading:

Latin Transcription: DRU[G

Ogam Transcription: [

Ogam Transliteration: ()[ || ]

Direction of reading: du-sd (?)

Other readings, history, comments etc.:

Location and history:

The stone stands in a field below a recently planted forest, high off the road. According to Macalister, CIIC, it was found by one J. Pilsworth from Thomastown (about 1940).

Published illustrations:
Macalister, CIIC 36 (draft).

Reading Macalister, CIIC:

The latter name was "wilfully mutilated". Only the H-part of G2 is secure. 1N is "traceable". OMA is "traceable, though for some reason indistinct". QI is "quite clear", but the I is nearly extended into the Q. 2M is "traceable", the U is "gone". Of 2N, only N4,5 are certain. As the stone stands within a distance of 7 mls. to the barony of Idrone East, Co. Carlow, this barony's name might be connected with the one of the "owner" of the monument.

Interpretation Korolev, DP, 62:

According to Macalister's draft, only 2 strokes of 2N exist, so that L,V,S,N are possible.

Reading Gippert (1978):

Dexter angle up - sinister angle down (?):
()[ || ]
The reading has to be checked again, especially because of the reading of the top and the direction of the inscription on the sinister angle.

Additional literature:

JRSAI 70, 1940, 92 (Pilsworth, Macalister)

Last changes of this record: 23.04.97

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