Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 444

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. 2,35 m tall (1,80 above ground) and 0,75 m wide (0,60 m at the centre).

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the head end of the serpent.

 

Runes

× ᚢᛚᚠᚱ × ᛅᚢᚴ × ᚼᛁᚱᛒᛁᛅᚱᚾ × ᛅᚢᚴ × ᚾᛂᛋᛒᛁᛅᚱᚾ × ᛅᚢᚴ × ᚼᛁᛘᛁᚾᚴᚱ × ᛚᛁᛏᚢ × ᚱᛂᛋᛅ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᛅᛏ × ᛒᚬᚱᚴᚢᛚᚠ × ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ × ᛋᛁᚾ ×

 

Transliteration

× ulfr × auk × hirbiarn × [a]uk × nesbi[a]rn × auk × himinkr × litu ‘ r[esa × s](t)ain × at × borkulf × faþur × sin ×

 

Old Norse

UlfR ok Hærbiorn ok Næsbiorn ok HæmingR letu ræisa stæin at Borgulf, faður sinn.

 

English

Ulfr and Herbjǫrn and Nesbjǫrn and Hemingr had the stone raised in memory of Borgulf, their father.

 

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Bromsta, Uppland, Sweden

U 444

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