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Ogam-Inschrift: CIIC-Nr. 207

Ogam Inscription: CIIC no. 207

Original location: Kilcoolaght

County: Kerry

Surroundings: Field

Year of discovery: 0

Actual location: =


Fig. 207, 001 Fig. 207, 002 Fig. 207, 003 Fig. 207, 004 Fig. 207, w01 Fig. 207, w02

Actual reading:

Latin Transcription: ]CC MAQI L[ G || ]RIT[

Ogam Transcription: ][ || ][

Ogam Transliteration: ][ || ][

Direction of reading: "du - || - sd"

Other readings, history, comments etc.:

Location and history:

For the locality and discovery, cf. {206}.

Size according to Brash, OIM 230: 2'6" x 6" x 5"
Size according to Macalister, CIIC: 2'4" x 0'6" x 0'5"

Published illustrations:
Brash, OIM pl. XXXI, no. 2 (draft);
Macalister, Epig. 2, 101 (draft);
Macalister, CIIC 1, 203 (draft).

Reading Brash, OIM 230 ("no. 2."):

There are "two lines of inscriptions which fully occupy their respective angles, and appear to have continued round the top, which is very narrow." Probably there was "at least a vowel" on the top. For OCC cp. the stone from Kilcullen {108} as well as "Gaulish forms, Oecus .. Stein. 2054, Occanus .. Gruter .. 889.4. -RRIT otherwise appears with a "prefix Cu"; here LL forms a part of a prefix. Possibly "the terminating vowel", E or I, "is absent owing to the top of the stone being damaged".

Reading Ferguson, OI 106 (175 B):

occ maqi logri(n)
This recalls "the British Locrin".

Reading Macalister, Epig. 2, 100 (II.):

             left top right]CCMAQILo ngRIT[
"The inscription is incomplete at both ends .. The top is spalled and some scores lost .. The first name, there is little doubt, was one ending in -vecc".

Reading Macalister, CIIC:

"E12 are lost by fracture"; probably the name in question was "something like RITUVVECC of No. VI. {211}. "The extreme top is flaked, carrying off the scores dotted in the diagram: but these can be restored with security, for there is no reasonable room for doubt as to what the name must have been".

Reading Harbison, Guide 115:


Interpretation Korolev, DP 85:

The second name can be restituted by the size of the gap; cp. nos. {68} and {146}. The inscription can be dated into the first half of the 6th cent.

Reading Gippert (1978/1981):

"Dexter angle, left to right" - "sinister angle, right to left":
]CC MAQI L[ G || ]RIT[
][ || ][
][ || ][
As against Macalister's reading in Epig., there are two ends of slanted strokes recognizable next to the L, thus supporting the sketch given in CIIC and the reading of a G. There is not enough space, however, between the L and this "G" to restore a U. Macalister's LUGUQRIT must therefore be ruled out. There is a faint trace of a fourth stroke visible as part of the first letter on the second angle. In analogy to the first angle the beginning of which seems lost, some characters will probably have followed after -RIT-. How much space there was for a restoration of the gap between both angles, remains completely unclear (pace Korolev).)

Last changes of this record: 27.04.97

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