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|Description ||"The Rialton Stone, an inscribed memorial stone from Rialton Barton, St Columb Minor, which probably marked a Christian burial at or near Rialton. The top of the stone with the name of the person buried is missing. The early 6th-century Latin inscription reads:|
BONEMIMORI (missing name) (F)ILLI TRIBUNI which can be translated as: "In loving memory of (name), of a son of Tribunus". The vertical lettering and sideways I point to fashions introduced by settlers from southwest Wales. Triphun or Latinised Tribunus is recorded as a later 5th-century, Irish-descended, king of Demetia which is now Pembroke and Carmarthenshire.
Removed in 1991 from a farm-shed at Rialton, by kind permission of the Duchy of Cornwall. Donor: His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall."
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