four miles from Penzance is a standing
stone of 2 metres in height. Inscribed
vertically on its northern side in Latin
is RIALOBRANUS CUNOVALI FILI, meaning
Son of Chief Royal Raven.
is not the common form of the language
but a regional variation.
is possibly a memorial of a 5TH century
Romano-British nobleman, Rialobrane.
Men Scryfa is most likely older than
this period, the inscription being added
to this already standing stone.
has suffered from “treasure hunters”.
A treasure hunter in the nineteenth
century dug around the stone to such
a degree that it led the stone to topple.
( Blight 1856 )
Scryfa Inscription Partly Obscured