Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone G 134

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

 

The limestone slab is c. 1,67 m tall and 1,06 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

 

The first part of the rune text begins at the head end of the animal. The second part runs left to right in the top centre ribbon. The third part runs left to right in the ribbon below the second part.

 

 

Runes

[1] ᚱᚬᚦᚢᛁᛌᛚ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᚱᚬᚦᛅᛚᚠ ᛬ ᚦᛅᚢ ᛬ ᛚᛁᛏᚢ ᛬ ᚱᛅᛁᛌᛅ ᛬ ᛌᛏᛅᛁᚾᛅ ᛬ ᛂᚠᛏᛁᚱ ᛬ ᛌᚤ[ᚾᛁ ᛬ ᛌᛁᚾᛅ ᛬] ᚦᚱᛁᛅ ᛬ ᚦᛁᚾᛅ ᛬ ᛂᚠᛏᛁᚱ ᛬ ᚱᚬᚦᚠᚬᛌ ᛬ ᚼᛅᚾ ᛬ ᛌᛁᚴᚢ ᛬ ᛒᛚᛅᚴᚢᛘᛂᚾ ᛬ ᛁ ᛬ ᚢᛏᚠᛅᚱᚢ [2] ᚴᚢᚦ ᛬ ᚼᛁᛅᛚᛒᛁᚾ ᛬ ᛌᛁᛅᛚ ᛬ ᚱᚬᚦᚠᚬᛅᛦ [3] ᚴᚢᚦ ᛬ ᛌᚢᛁᚴᛁ ᛬ ᚦᛅ ᛬ ᛅᛦ ᛬ ᚼᛅᚾ ᛬ ᛌᚢᛁᚢ ᛬

 

Transliteration

roþuisl : auk : roþalf : þau : litu : raisa : staina : eftir : sy-… … þria : þina : eftir : roþfos : han : siku : blakumen : i : utfaru kuþ : hialbin : sial : roþfoaʀ kuþ : suiki : þa : aʀ : han : suiu :

 

Old Norse

Hroðvisl ok HroðælfR þau letu ræisa stæina æftiR sy[ni sina] þria. Þenna æftiR Hroðfoss. Hann sviku blakumenn i utfaru. Guð hialpin sial HroðfosaR. Guð sviki þa, eR hann sviku.

 

English

Hróðvísl and Hróðelfr, they had the stones raised in memory of (their) three sons. This (one) in memory of Hróðfúss. Black men betrayed him on a voyage. May God help Hróðfúss’ soul. May God betray those who betrayed him.

 

 

Notes

 

The inscription continues on G 135.

 

The head of the lesser animal has been reconstructed here to reflect the shape of the similar animal-head on G 135.

 

 

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Sjonhems, Gotland, Sweden (Now Gotlands fornsal, Visby)

G 134

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