Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone DR 280

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 1 (c. 1010-1040) pertaining to the Ringerike style.

The inscription is not signed.

The granite stone is c. 2,6 m tall, 1,35 m wide and 0,48 thick.


Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the bottom left end of the rune-ribbon. Second part begins at the right end of the bottom ribbon in the centre. Third part begins at the left end of the ribbon above. The fourth part and last two glyphs of the inscription is carved outside the rune ribbons in the top centre of the stone.



[1] × ᚴᛅᚢᛚᚠᛦ × ᛅᚢᚴ × ᛅᚢᛏᛁᛦ × ᚦᛅᛦ × ᛋᛅᚢᛏᚢ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᚦᛅᚾᛋ(ᛁ) × ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛏᚢᛘᛅ × ᛒᚱᚢᚦᚢᚱ × ᛋᛁᛅ × [2] ᛁ(ᛦ) ᛅᛏᛁ × ᚴᚢ[3]ᚦᛁᛋ×ᛋᚾᛅᛒ[4]ᚾ ×



× kaulfʀ × auk × autiʀ × þaʀ × sautu × stain × þans(i) × aftiʀ × tuma × bruþur × sia × ¶ i(ʀ) ati × ku¶þis×snab¶n ×


Old Norse

KaulfR/KalfR ok AutiR þeR sattu sten þænsi æftiR Toma, broþur sin, æR atti Guþissnapa.



Káulfr(?)/Kalfr(?) and Autir, they placed this stone in memory of Tumi, their brother, who owned Guðissnapi.



Tumi mentioned on this stone also raised at least one of the stones, DR 282, of the Hunnestad monument and another, DR 283, is raised in his memory.


Full description of the Hunnestad Monument




Gussnava (Skårby), Skåne, Sweden.

Now Kulturen, Lund.

DR 280


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