Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 460

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr4 pertaining to the Urnes style.

 

The stone is c. 3,2 m high, 1,25 m wide at the base and 0,45 m thick. The rune ribbon is c. 8 cm wide.

 

The first part of the runic inscription starts at the bottom curve of the ribbon and reads towards the head. The second part starts at the tail end of the ribbon and reads towards the bottom curve where the first part begins.

 

When following the reading direction from the tail end of the ribbon towards the head of the animal, the inscription begins with the second part and ends with the first part.

 

 

Runic inscription

 

Runes

As inscribed on the stone:

[2] ᛅᚢᚴ ᛅᚢᚦᚱ × ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛒᚬᚾᛏᛅ × ᛋᛁᚾ × [1] ᛁᚾᚴᛁᚠᛅᛋᛏᚱ × ᛚᛁᛏ × ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛅ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᚬᛚᛁᚠ × ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱᛋᛁᚾ ×

In readable order:

ᛁᚾᚴᛁᚠᛅᛋᛏᚱ × ᛚᛁᛏ × ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛅ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᚬᛚᛁᚠ × ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱᛋᛁᚾ × ᛅᚢᚴ ᛅᚢᚦᚱ × ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛒᚬᚾᛏᛅ × ᛋᛁᚾ ×

 

Transliteration

inkifastr × lit × raisa × stain × eftiʀ × olif × faþur sin × auk ayþr × eftiʀ × bonta × sin ×

 

Old Norse

Ingifastr let ræisa stæin æftiʀ Olæif, faður sinn, ok Øyðr æftiʀ bonda sinn.

 

English

Ingifastr had the stone raised in memory of his father, and Øyðr in memory of her husband.

 

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Skråmsta, Uppland, Sweden
U 460

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