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The Ignioc Stone, St Clement, Cornwall
A quick texture-less upload of this impressive inscribed stone in Cornwall. It is 2.26m high, with the letters ranging from 6cm to 14cm high. It was thought by Macalister to contain an ogham inscription but, whilst there are some linear markings visible on the left-hand (west) side, they do not appear to have any pattern (except for a lightly incised cross “+”).
The inscription reads IGNIOC VITALI FILI TORRICI, meaning “Ignioc. [The stone] of Vitalus, son of Torricus” with some suggestions that the name “Ignioc” was added later - it is written in a different style with an insular form of “G” and another insular “N”. The rest of the inscription uses capitals only. The horizontal “I” in VITALI suggests a date of somewhere in the 6th-8th centuries AD.
It is possible that this was originally a standing stone which was repurposed into a Christian monument.