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Men Scryfa

Standing Stone / Menhir


The inscription on the stone reads RIALOBRANI CUNOVALI FILI.

I have read that as this is not proper Latin, but a version being used at the time of carving by locals living on the edge of the Roman Empire, an exact translation is difficult, but "of the Royal Raven, son of the Glorious Prince" is close.

Source: Antiquities of West Cornwall. Guide 1: The Men-An-Tol Holed Stone
[ISBN 0-9512371-2-8]
Cursuswalker Posted by Cursuswalker
21st January 2003ce
Edited 21st January 2003ce

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