A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones And Stone Sculpture in Wales: Glamorgan, Brecknockshire, Monmouthshire, Radnorshire And Geographically Contiguous Areas of Herefordshire And Shropshire
Inscribed stones and stone sculpture form the most prolific body of material evidence that survives for early medieval Wales. The inscribed memorial stones in Latin or Old Irish ogam commemmorate the lives the Welsh elite of the time and are crucial to understanding the continutity of early medival Welsh culture with the preceding Roman culture, Irish settlements, and early Welsh kingdoms.
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arms Breconshire British Library Brittonic Period Cardiff churchyard CIIC Coal Measures cross Cross-carved stone cross-head Cross-shaft cross-slabs Crown copyright decoration DESCRIPTION double-beaded early medieval ECMW edge eleventh century EVIDENCE FOR DISCOVERY/PROVENANCE Ewenni face find-site Fragment GC-E Gelli-gaer Glamorgan half-uncial horizontal incised interlace Irish late Latin inscription Latin-inscribed stone letters Lhuyd lithology Llandaf Llandough Llandyfaelog Llangyfelach Llantwit Major Llantwit Major St Llywel Macalister Maesmynys Major St Illtud's Margam Mawr St Teilo's MEASUREMENTS h Merthyr Mawr Merthyr Mawr St monuments Nash-Williams National Museum National Museum Wales NMW acc NMW Fig ogam Old Red Sandstone panel Pennant Sandstone plaitwork PRESENT CONDITION PRESENT LOCATION PS-W RCAHMW REFERENCES RCAHMW Rhys ring ring-cross Roman sculpture shaft similar sixth century slab St Arvans St Brides Major St Illtud's Church St Teilo's Church STONE TYPE suggested Sutton Stone Tedeschi tenth tion upper vertical weathering Welsh Westwood