June 16, 2021
In the same series:
The Runestone Styles
- The Hunnestad Monument
- The Eastern Route Stones
- The Broby Stones
- The Sigurd Stones
c. 1010 – 1050
Occurs on stones with type Pr 1 and Pr 2 ornamentation.
Characterisation of the style
As defined by Anne-Sofie Gräslund
Rather unresilient; the rune animals are often slightly angular, and the bow line pressed together.
A snake’s head seen in bird’s-eye-view.
Two round, sometimes almost rhomboid pop-eyes, normally to a certain degree outside the contour of the head. The eyes may be connected by two parallel transverse lines.
Often suggested by a line, sometimes continuing into a string.
Lightly rolled up, sometimes solely thickened at the end. Real roll-ups occur, but only half a round.
B-e-v carvings usually have one rune animal along the edge with union knot. Two rune animals also occur, sometimes with overcrossing.
Very frequent, with elongated cross arm.
Danske Runeindskrifter, http://runer.ku.dk
Gräslund, Anne-Sofie, 2006. ‘Dating the Swedish Viking-Age rune stones on stylistic grounds’. Runes and their Secrets – Studies in runology.
The Scandinavian Runic-text Data Base.