Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone G 114 II

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 last 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

…ᛦ ᛬ ᛁ ᛬ ᚴᛅᚱᚦᚢᛘ ᛬ ᛅᛦ ᛬ ᚢᛅᛦ ᛬ ᚢᛁ(ᚢ)(ᛂ)ᛘᛂᛦ ᛬

 

Transliteration

…(ʀ) : i : karþum : aʀ : uaʀ : ui(u)(e) meʀ :

 

Old Norse

… i Garðum/Garde, eR vaR Vivi(?) meðr …

 

English

… in Garðir/Garde, he was with Vivi(?) … …

 

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.

 

 

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Ardre, Gotland, Sweden

G 114 II

 

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