Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone G 114 VI

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. 0,62 m tall and 0,82 m wide.



Runic inscription

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


The text fragment is the third 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).



᛬ ᚴᚢᚦ ᛅ[ᚢᚴ]… …[ᚾᚦᛅᛁ](ᚾ) ᛬ ᚼᛂᚾᛁ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᚴᛁᛂᚱᚢᛅᚾᛏᚢᛘ ᛬ ᛘᛂᚱᚴᛁ : ᛘ-… …ᚢᛅ ᛬ ᛅᛦ ᛬ ᛘᛂᚾ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬



: kuþ a-… … …(n) : heni : auk : kieruantum : merki : m-… …ua : aʀ : men : sin :


Old Norse

Guð o[k](?) … [naði]n(?) hænni ok gærvandum mærki … … eR mænn sen



God … be gracious to her and those making the landmark … … who men



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.




Ardre, Gotland, Sweden

G 114 VI


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