Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 111

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style B-e-v (c. 1010-1050) pertaining to the Ringerike style and contemporary with Pr 1 and Pr 2.

The inscription is not signed.

The granite stone is c. 2,20 m tall, 1 m wide across the bottom and 0,59 m wide across the top above the ornament.

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the head end of the serpent going along the sides and the top of the stone. The second part begins at the head end of the serpent going across the bottom of the stone. The third part runs parallel to the previous text bit and just above it but in the opposite direction. The fourth part is placed in the centre under the Thor’s hammer, going from the perpendicular bottom inscription and up to the hammer.

 

Runes

[1] ᛫ ᚼᛂᛚᚵᛁ ᛫ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛫ ᚠᚱᛅᚤᚴᛅᛁᚱ ᛫ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛫ ᚦᚬᚱᚴᛅᚢᛏᚱ ᛫ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛏᚢ [2] ᛫ ᛘᛂᚱᚴᛁ ᛫ ᛋᛁᛦᚢᚾ [3] ᛫ ᛅᛏ ᛫ ᚦᛁᚢᚦᛘᚢᚾᛏ [4] ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛫ ᛋᛁᚾ

 

Transliteration

* helki * auk * fraykaiʀ * auk * þorkautr * raistu * merki * siʀun * at * þiuþmunt faþur * sin

 

Old Norse

Hælgi ok FrøygæiRR ok Þorgautr ræistu mærki sirun/siryn at Þiuðmund, faður sinn.

 

English

Helgi and Freygeirr and Thorgautr raised the rune-decorated landmark in memory of Thjóðmundr, their father.

 

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Stenkvista, Södermanland, Sweden

Sö 111

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