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Iuan's (John's) Church Stone (No. 145)





Iuan's (John's) Church Stone (No. 145)


This slab has been broken across the middle and was found at the parish church around 1900 AD. It has an inscription cut at a later date by same Iaun as in slab No. 144. The inscription reads: (I)uan brist raisti thisir runur, meaning Juan Priest cut these runes. This inscription is followed by a line in the runic alphabet reading: Futhork hnias tbml. The third line gives the alphabet in Ogam characters reading: Blrsn hdtcq (mg ng st r aouei). This stone may have been built into the wall of the church, so that all might see and learn the use of letters.


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