Copies of treatises on the Ogham script.
Treatises on the Ogham Script
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.4437
- Dates of Creationc. 1840
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Ogham is the earliest known example of Irish writing, and is believed to have originated in southern Ireland. The script uses a system of lineal symbols. There are many surviving examples of the writing on stones in Ireland and Britain, the earliest dating from the fourth century.
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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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