Ogham Stone, Poltalloch
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This ogham inscribed stone was found in association with a series of long cists in 1931 in a gravel pit. Commercial gravel-digging has since obliterated all traces of the site
This incription spells out the name CRONAN. Crónán was a common Gaelic personal name, and there is nothing to help us identify who is referred to by this stone, nor can we assess its age with any great certainty.
Though ogham script is perfectly readable in itself, particularly incriptions are vulnerable to damage, situated as they often are on the corners of stone objects. Once damaged, losing a stroke here or a point there, they can become very difficult to interpret. Many of the surviving ogham inscriptions in Scotland have not been transliterated or translated.
Now in the National Museum of Scotland
A replica is kept at Kilmartin House
- Damian McManus (1991), A Guide to Ogham, Maynooth
- Catherine Swift (1997) Ogham Stones and the Earliest Irish Christians, Maynooth
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Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts
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