Alphabet Stone, Kilmalkedar, Co.Kerry, IrelandYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
SMR No.: KE042-026003-
Known as the Alphabet Stone, this cross inscribed stone stands on a modern base within Kilmalkedar Church. Cuppage (1986) describes the stone as follows “this pillar stone stands 1.22m high but is broken across the top. The W side of the stone is inscribed with the invocation DNI, a contraction of Domini, and with a later inscription consisting of the Latin alphabet in half-uncial script. On the basis of the epigraphy, a date in the 2nd half of the 6th century has been suggested for the latter. The S face is inscribed with a Latin cross with scrolled terminals. Above this a small part of a cross-in-circle motif is visible, the cross probably having similar scrolled terminals to the one beneath. Only the scrolled terminal and stem of the cross on the N face survive”.
Ref: Cuppage, J (1986, no. 855) ‘Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne