Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone G 114 I

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 4 (c. 1070-1100) pertaining to the Urnes style.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The sandstone slab is c. 0,72 m tall and must have originally been approximately 0,55 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

The rune text reads from left to right running along the border framing the ornamentation.

 

The text fragment is the second part of an inscription written across four stone slabs, referred to as V, I, VI and II, composing the sides of a sarcophagus (G 114).

 

Runes

…ᛋ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᚴᛅᛁᛦᚢᛅᛏᛅᛦ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᛚᛁᚴᚾᚢᛁᛅᛦ ᛬

 

Transliteration

…(s) : auk : kaiʀuataʀ : auk : liknuiaʀ :

 

Old Norse

… ok GæiRhvataR ok LiknviaR.

 

English

and Geirhvatr and Líknvé.

 

Notes

G 114 and G 113 are both raised by the sons, Ottar, Gairvat, Aivat and daughter Liknvi, of Liknat (G 113), their father, and Ailikn (G 114), their mother.

 

The slabs I, V and VI had traces of red lead from the original paint.

 

The shape of the horsehead has been reconstructed based on the design of U 691.

 

 

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Ardre, Gotland, Sweden

G 114 I

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