Volume I: County Durham and Northumberland

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Current Display: Hartlepool 03, Durham Forward button Back button
Overview
National Grid Reference of Place of Discovery
Present Location
British Museum, no. 1880.3-13.4
Evidence for Discovery
Probably found at same time as no. 0, although not mentioned or figured until 1846
Church Dedication
St Hilda
Present Condition
Worn and slightly damaged
Description

The slab is rectangular and smoothly dressed on the sides and back.

A (broad): The carved face is surrounded by a wide flat relief border, the line of which is interrupted to accommodate the terminals of the arms of a cross, type F1. The cross is carved in shallow relief and the circular centres of the terminals are large in relation to the arms. The right horizontal arm is damaged by a circular hole. Inscription, in Anglo-Saxon capitals, in lower quadrants:

 ED[—] II (—]

Discussion

The inscription is too damaged to be certain of the original reading, which has been reconstructed as EDILUINI (Okasha 1971, 77), a form of the masculine personal name Edilwine. It is very worn, and may have been recut.

Date
Mid seventh to mid eighth century
References
Haigh 1846, 188 and fig.; Sharp 1851, 26-33; Haigh 1858, 20 and fig.; Longstaffe 1862-8, xv-xvi; Haigh 1875, 66, no. 7, pl. 2, 5; Hübner 1876, 69, no. 191, and fig.; Allen and Browne 1885, 352; Pettigrew 1888, 27, fig. on 29; Allen 1889, 215-16; Boyle 1892, 611; Hodges 1894, 6; Hodgson 1895, 205; Searle 1897, 58; Hodges 1905, 212 and pl.; Hodgkin 1913, 154; Howorth 1917, I, 92-3 and pl.; Brown 1918-19, 201, fig. 4, 3; Brown 1921, 65 et passim, pl. 6; Smith 1923, 121-2, fig. 155; Friesen 1933, 51, 59, fig. 44; Scott 1956, 201; Okasha 1971, 77, pl. 45; Roesdahl et al. 1981, 47, no. C5

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