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Irrjamlnjia <&mktnm. THIRD SERIES, No. III.—JULY, 1855. EARLY INSCRIBED STONES IN WALES. In Gough's Camden we find under the head of the parish of Caerwys, Flintshire, a notice of an early inscribed stone, of which a facsimile is given, and which is read, HIC IACIT MULIER BO____OBIIT. Now the blank in the latter part of the inscription, followed by the word "obiit," which is so uncommon, (indeed, I may say, unknown elsewhere in these early inscriptions,) made me anxious to learn something more definite respecting the stone, which, I understood, had been moved to the grounds at Downing, in the neighbouring parish of Whit- ford. By the kindness of one of our members, I am now in possession of a rubbing from this stone, which, with the assistance of the camera lucida has supplied the accom¬ panying engraving, and has enabled me to give the true reading of the inscription, which it is surprizing that Gough and his correspondents should have missed. There is no question that the proper reading is— HIC IACIT MVLI ERBONA NOBILKS) In Gough's figure the fifth letter of the upper line is formed into two V's united 0, the tips crossing, and the angle of the lower letter reaching to the bottom of the line, making it appear like a conjoined A and U; the T is made to want the right hand side of the top bar, which ARCH. CAMB., THIRD SERIES, VOL. I. X