Runestone DR 283
June 24, 2021
The stone’s carving might technically not be in the runestone style Pr 1 (c. 1010-1040) as Gräslund formally defines it. But the rendition of the cross, the inscription and it’s context connects it directly to this style period pertaining to the Ringerike style.
The inscription is not signed.
The granite stone is c. 1,12 m tall, 1,12 m wide and 0,4 m thick.
The first part of the rune text begins at the bottom left corner. The second part is written upside-down and begins below end of the first part in the bottom right corner.
 × ᚭᛋᛒᚢᚱᚾ × ᛋᚾᛏᛁ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᚦᛅᚾᛋᛁ × ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛏᚢᛘᛅ × ᛋᚢᚾ × ᚴᚢᚾᛅ ×  ᚼᛅᚾᛏᛅᛦ ×
× osburn × snti × stain × þansi × aftiʀ × tuma × sun × kuna × ¶ hantaʀ ×
Æsbiorn satti sten þænsi æftiR Toma, sun Gunna HandaR.
Ásbjǫrn placed this stone in memory of Tumi, Gunni Hand’s son.
The Hunnestad Monument
The stone is part of the Hunnestad Monument raised by a prominent family of the Gussnava area near Ystad.
Hunnestad, Skåne, Sweden (now Kulturen, Lund).