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Ogam-Inschrift: CIIC-Nr. 106

Ogam Inscription: CIIC no. 106

Original location: Deelish

County: Cork

Surroundings: Burial-ground

Year of discovery: 1826

Actual location: London, BM (K)


Fig. 106, 002 Fig. 106, w01 Fig. 106, w02 Fig. 106, w03 Fig. 106, w04

Actual reading:

Latin Transcription: ]OT MAQI MAQIRIT(E) || ]COI CORIBIR(I)

Ogam Transcription: ]() || ]()

Ogam Transliteration: ]() || ]()

Other readings, history, comments etc.:

Location and history:

According to Brash, JRSAI 10, 1869, 256 / OIM, 122 f., this stone was found in 1826 in a killeen (the "entrenchment of an old burial-ground" according to Macalister, CIIC>) called "Killberehert" near Leades in the townland of Deelish, parish Aghabullogue, by one Paul Horgan from Carrigagulla. The Ogham inscription was ascertained by Windele. In 1835 the stone was moved to the museum of the Royal Cork Institution. On this occasion, a piece of the inscription was broken. This was secured by on Abraham Abell, but it disappeared before it could be cemented on the stone again (Brash, OIM 123). "It is quite evident that this stone was longer" before (Brash, JRSAI 10, 1869, 256).
The first notice of the stone was published, together with a draft, by Oldham, PRIA 2, 1844, 517 who gave no reading, however.
The stone was part of an exhibition organized by the British Museum in the Museum fr V”lkerkunde of Berlin, Dahlem in 1986.

Size according to Brash, OIM: 8' x 2,5" (?!).
No size is given by Macalister, CIIC.

Published illustrations:
Oldham, PRIA 2, 1844<(a>, 517, fig. 5 (draft plus sketch of inscription);
Brash, JRSAI 10, 1869, 255 (woodcut of dexter and sinister angle, prepared by G.M. Atkinson);
Brash, OIM pl. V figs. 1 (dexter angle) and 2 (sinister angle).
Macalister, CIIC 1, 107 (draft).

Reading Brash, JRSAI 10, 1869, 257:

"Ot, the son of Mac Rit‚".
Cp. OTT in the inscription from Tullig {127} and OTTIN on the Lomanach stone {227}; OT is not known otherwise. For MAQI MAQI cp. the stone from Dunmore {178: Coumeenoole} and the stone containing NOCATI {217: Whitefield}. For RITE cp. RET on the latter stone, RETT on the stone from Cahernagat {172: Ballywiheen}, and RITTI in Ballinrannig {155: Ballintaggart!; AKEVRITTI} and Greenhill {57; .. QRITTI}. - The elements of the second angle mean "Coi[rthe] Coribiri", i.e. "Pillar stone of Coribiri", COI standing for coirthe, cairthe "pillar stone". For CORIBIRI cp. TOGITTAC, MUCOTUC, MUDOSSA, CUNAGUS, FORARTI, COLABOT etc. - The stone is a "memorial of more than one individual" like no. 11 in the RIA collection {217} and the stones at Tullig {127}, Roovesmore {125}, Ballinraunig {149}.

Reading Brash, OIM 123:

Ot is a name of "a type found in our Bardic histories as `Ir', `Un', `Ni'". There is a space of 4.5" between T and M "without any trace of a letter".

Reading Macalister, CIIC:


Interpretation Korolev, DP 71:

The first name could be restored as COLABOT or COLAVOT. RITE is from *RITEAS. The inscription has to be dated later than 500 AD.

Reading Gippert (1986 / 1988):

Dexter angle up - top || sinister angle up:
]() || ]()
]() || ]()
At the top, the inscription of the sinister angle is continued to the right to avoid an overlapping with the one on the dexter angle.

Last changes of this record: 26.04.97

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