Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone DR 283

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.




Runic inscription


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.





[1] × ᚭᛋᛒᚢᚱᚾ × ᛋᚾᛏᛁ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᚦᛅᚾᛋᛁ × ᛅᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛏᚢᛘᛅ × ᛋᚢᚾ × ᚴᚢᚾᛅ × [2] ᚼᛅᚾᛏᛅᛦ ×





× osburn × snti × stain × þansi × aftiʀ × tuma × sun × kuna × ¶ hantaʀ ×



Old Norse


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.


Full description of the Hunnestad Monument





Hunnestad, Skåne, Sweden (now Kulturen, Lund).

DR 283


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