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Scope & Content: This thin rectangular slab was found during excavations at Ronaldsway (PRN 0133) in 1935.

The slab is decorated with a narrow beaded border, in the centre of which is an equal-armed compass-drawn 'cross patt?e' within a double circular frame. Three 'tau' crosses are located in the bottom left hand corner. It probably served as an altar front, before being re-used in a lintel grave.

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Administration / Biographical History: Found 1935 at the early Christian burial ground at Ronaldsway.

Cross incised in a circle by compass arcs, also thee small Tau crosses. Found 1935. 26 inch x 21.25 inch x 1.5 inch; In Manx Museum. An early Christian burial ground of lintel-graves was established on the site of the earlier occupation, forming the end of one of these graves was a rectangular slab bearing an incised cross and three 'tau' crosses, probably originally an altar-slab of the 8th century AD.

Class Characterisation: 3 - 1 - 3 - 3 - Total 10 * Monument Discrimination: 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - Total 11 * Management Appraisal: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - Total 4 * Assessed Value: 25

Item name: Ronaldsway Village Cross Slab

ID number: Manx Cross 164


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