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|Description ||The 9th century Houelt Cross in St Illtud's Church at Llantwit Major. |
A typical Celtic cross, 1.9 metres high, with a disc head and shaft carved from one piece of gritstone.
Houelt, son of Res, was probably Hywel ap Rhys, who was king of Glywysing (the land between the Tawe and the Usk - part of Glamorgan and Gwent) in the 9th century. [Near SEM's beloved Fan Brycheiniog!]
The inscription in Latin reads:
(I)N INOMINE D(E)I PATRIS ET
(S)PERETUS SANTDI ANC
(C) RUCEM HOUELT PROPE
(R)ABIT PRO ANIMA RES P(ATR)
(In the name of God the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Houelt prepared this cross for the soul of Res his father.)
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