CIIC 504

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CIIC 504

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CIIC ID: CIIC 504
CISP ID: RUSHN/2
Country: Isle of Man
Region: Port St Mary / Rushen
City/Village: Originally Ballaqueeney, currently Manx Museum, Douglas
Produced: 5th Century
Dimensions: 52cm High, 13cm Wide, 10cm Thick
Ogham letters:
᚛ ᚁᚔᚃᚐᚔᚇᚑᚅᚐᚄᚋᚐᚊᚔᚋᚒᚉᚑᚔ ᚜ ᚛ ᚉᚒᚅᚐᚃᚐᚂᚔ ᚜
Text - Native:
BIVAIDONAS MAQI MUCOI CUNAVA[LI]
Text - English:
Of Bivaidonas, son of the tribe Cunava[li]
Other resources:
Ogham - Ogham inscriptions

CIIC 504 is an Ogham inscription. It was discovered at Ballaqueeney (Ballaquine) Isle of Man in 1874 by Reverend F. B. Grant during the process of excavating dirt for use as railroad ballast.

The stone was kept in a garden in Ballaqueeney from its discovery until about 1885. This caused the stone surface to deteriorate, due to being exposed to wind and rain. It is known that two characters can no longer be read.

Archeologists note that "the grooves are finely cut with a V-shaped section and the scores forming the consonants for the most part are 2 inches in length...there are no traces of divisional points; but there are longer spaces between the words than between the letters."

The stones are now located in the Manx Museum in Douglas, Isle of Man.

"Bivaidonas", a person's name, is believed to suggest that the person named was related to the Conailli Muirtheimne of north Louth and south Down.

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