Jonas Lau Markussen

The Lingsberg Stone 2 — U 241

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 3 pertaining to the early Urnes style.

 

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

 

The granite stone is c. 1,76 m tall and 1,06 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

 

The inscription is a continuation of U 240 posted last week.

 

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

 

The second part is inscribed in an additional ribbon running along the ribbon body at the bottom part of the stone and begins just below the head of the serpent to the right.

 

Runes

[1] ᚿ ᛏᛆᚿ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛡᚢᛋᚴᛅᚱᛚ ‘ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛋᚢᛆᛁᚿ ‘ ᛚᛁᛏᚢ ᚱᛁᛏᛆ ᛋᛏᛁᚿ ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ ‘ ᚢᛚᚠᚱᛁᚴ ‘ ᚠᛆᚦᚢᚱᚠᛆᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚿᚭ ‘ ᛡᚮᚿ ᛡᛆᚠᚦᛁ ᚭ ᚿᚴᛚᛆᚿᛏᛁ ᛏᚢᛡ ᚴᛁᛆᛚ ᛏᛆᚴᛁᛏ + [2] ᚴᚢᚦ ᛡᛁᛆᛚᛒᛁ ᚦᛁᛦᛆ ᚴᛁᚦᚴᛆ ᛋᛆᛚᚢ ᚴᚢᚦᛋ ᛘᚢᚦᛁ

 

Transliteration

n tan auk huskarl ‘ auk suain ‘ litu rita stin aftiʀ ‘ ulfrik ‘ faþurfaþur sino ‘ hon hafþi o nklanti tuh kial takit + kuþ hialbi þiʀa kiþka salu kuþs muþi

 

Old Norse

En Dan ok Huskarl ok Svæinn letu retta stæin æftiR Ulfrik, faðurfaður sinn. Hann hafði a Ænglandi tu giald takit. Guð hialpi þæiRa fæðga salu ok Guðs moðiR.

 

English

And Dan and Huskarl and Svæinn had the stone erected in memory of Ulfrik, their father’s father. He had taken two payments in England. May God and God’s mother help the souls of the father and son.

 

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Lingsberg, Uppland, Sweden

U 241

 

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