Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 703

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 3 (c. 1045-1075) pertaining to the early Urnes style.

 

Though the inscription is not signed, it is attributed to the runemaster Balle for stylistic reasons.

 

The granite stone is c. 2,30 m tall and 1,60 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the runic inscription starts at the neck of the animal to the left.

The second part of the runic inscription starts at the tail end of the animal to the right.

 

Runes

[1] : [ᛅ]ᛋᚢᛁ * ᛚᚽᛏ [*] ᚱᚾᛁᛋᛅ * ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ [*] ᚦᛁᛋᛅ * ᛅᛏ * ᛅᚾᚢᛚᚠ * ᛋᚢᚾ * ᛋᛁᚾ * ᚴᚬᚦᛅᚾ * [2] * ᛡᛅᚾ * ᛒᚤᚴᛁ * ᛡᚽᚱ …- * ᛘᛅᚾᛏᚱ * ᛘᛅᛏᛅᚱ * [ᚴ]ᚬ[ᚦ]ᚱ * ᛅᚢᚴ * ᛘᛚᛋ * ᚱᛁᛋᛁᛅ *

 

Transliteration

: -sui * let [*] rnisa * stain [*] þisa * at * anulf * sun * sen * koþan ** han * byki * her …- * mantr * matar * -o-r * auk * mls * ri(s)ia *

 

Old Norse

[A]svi let ræisa stæin þennsa at Arnulf, sun sinn goðan. Hann byggi her …, mandr mataR [g]o[ð]r ok mals risinn.

 

English

Ásvé had this stone raised in memory of Arnulfr, her good son. He lived here … a man free with food and eloquent.

 

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Västra Väppeby, Uppland, Sweden

U 703

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