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Irish: Cloch Oghaim Dhoire Fhíonáin Beag
|Caherdaniel Ogham Stone|
|Location||Derrynane Beg, Caherdaniel,
County Kerry, Ireland
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Height||2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)|
|Built||c. AD 500–550|
|Owner||Office of Public Works|
|Official name: Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone|
The stone originally lay recumbent on Derrynane strand. The Office of Public Works erected it by the roadside in the 1940s.
This stone was erected as a grave marker, with inscription in Primitive Irish, some time in the early 6th century AD.
The stone is sandstone grit, 211 × 51 × 30 cm. The inscription, heavily weathered, reads ANM ḶḶATỊG̣[NI] Ṃ[A]Q [MINE]ṚC/ Ṃ[UCOI Q ̣ ̣ ? ̣ ̣CI?] ("name of Llatigni, son of Minerc, of the tribe of Q...ci") "Llatigni" contains the diminutive particle -gno-, suggesting the name Láithbe or Láithech. Min- is also a diminutive particle, suggesting "Little Erc" (Erc Becc).
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