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Ogam-Inschrift: CIIC-Nr. 046

Ogam Inscription: CIIC no. 046

Original location: Houseland

County: Wexford

Surroundings: St. Brican's Church

Year of discovery: 0

Actual location: Dublin, NM


Fig. 046, 001

Actual reading:

Latin Transcription: SEDAN[.......D]ABBOTT AVVI DE(RC)M[AS]OC

Ogam Transcription: |[.......|](|)[]

Ogam Transliteration: |[.......|](|)[]()

Direction of reading: du-sd

Other readings, history, comments etc.:

Location and history:

According to Macalister, CIIC, this stone was broken into three parts before it was found. The first piece which "presumably lay in the land around the ruins of St. Brican's church, and fell on the beach with part of the burial-ground" the stone had belonged to was discovered by one H. Nevin in the beginning of the 19th cent., a second one 100 years later by Rev. Th. Cloney. The third piece is still missing.

Size according to Macalister, CIIC: 3'10 1/2" x 1'0" x 0'8"

Reading Macalister, CIIC:

The inscription "presumably" commemorates "a descendant of Dercmossach king of Leinster"; a Cathub is not known among this king's progeny, however.

Interpretation Korolev, DP:

Originally there were four [!] parts, one of which is missing. The inscription probably dates from the middle of the 6th cent. - 2A in [CAT]TABBOTT represents a shewa. All names are without endings, so SEDAN has to be expected like this too.

Reading McManus, Guide 65:


Reading Gippert (1988):

Dexter up - top - sinister down:
-AS- in the last name cannot be ascertained because the letters are hidden by the ring that is used to hold the fragment. The dexter angle could not be documented by a photograph because of the position of the stone in the basement of the Dublin National Museum.

Additional literature:

PRIA 3, 1845, 136;
JRSAI 3, 1854, 179 (J. Graves, H. Nevin);
JRSAI 26, 1896, 127 (Barry);
JRSAI 60, 1930, *52 (Macalister);
JRSAI 42, 1912, 15 (Macalister, about one further fragment from near Tintern Abbey).

Last changes of this record: 23.04.97

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