Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone G 220

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 limestone fragment is c. 0,65 m tall, 0,52 m wide and 0,14 m thick.



Runic inscription




…[ᚢ]ᛏᚴᛅᛁᚱ ᛬ ᛅᛦ ᛬ ᛏᚬ ᛁ ᛬ ᚼᚢᛚᛘᚴᛅ(ᚱ)[ᚦᛁ]… …ᛁᚦ(ᛁ) ᛬ -…





… …tkaiʀ : aʀ : to i : hulmka-… …iþ(i) : -…



Old Norse


… [U]ddgæiR/[Bo]tgæiR. ER do i Holmga[rði] … …





… Oddgeirr/Bótgeirr. He died in Holmgarðir …





Holmgarðir means Novgorod.


Identical in ornamentation and composition to the G 188 fragment. The ornamentation is also similar to G 134 and G 135, though not exact.




Hallfrede, Gotland, Sweden (Now ‘Gotlands Fornsal’)

G 220



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