Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone G 280

The carvings of the stone pertain to the group of unornamented runestones known as RAK (c. 980?-1015) contemporary with the early Ringerike style.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The granite stone is c. 0,60 m tall, 0,36 m wide and the circumference at the centre is 0,98 m.

 

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins in the bottom left corner.

 

Runes

ᚯᛁᛅᚱᚠᛅᛅ ᛬ ᛌᛐᛅᛐᚢ ᛬ ᛌᛁᛌ[ᚬ?] ᛌᛐᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ¶ ᛂᛅᚴᚯᛁᛅᚱᚾ ᛬ ᚯᚱᚢᚦᚱ ¶ ᚱᚢᚦᚢᛁᛌᛚ ᛬ ᛅᚢᛌᛐᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᛁᛙᚢᛅᚱ ¶ ᛁᛌ ᛅᚠ[ᛅ] ᛬ ᛌᛐ[ᛅᛁ]ᚾ[ᛅ] ᛬ ᛌᛐᛅᛐᛅ ᛬ ᛅᚠᛐ ᛬ ᚱᛅᚠ[ᛅ] ¶ ᛌᚢ[ᚦ] ᚠᚢᚱᛁ ᛬ ᚱᚢ[ᚠ]ᛌᛐᛅᛁᚾᛁ ᛬ ᚴᚢᛅᛙᚢ ¶ ᚢᛁᛐ ᛁ ᛅᛁᚠᚢᚱ ᛬ ᚢᛁᚠᛁᛚ ¶ [ᚯᛅ]ᚢᚦ [ᚢ=ᛙ]

 

Transliteration

biarfaa : statu : sis[o] stain ¶ hakbiarn : bruþr ¶ ruþuisl : austain : imuar ¶ is af[a] : st[ai]n[a] : stata : aft : raf[a] ¶ su[þ] furi : ru[f]staini : kuamu ¶ uit i aifur : uifil ¶ [ba]uþ [u=m]

 

Old Norse

Biartfann staddu þis[o](?) stæin Hægbiorn [ok] brøðr [hans] Roðvisl, Øystæinn, 〈-muar〉, es hafa stæin[a] stadda aft Rafn suðr fyriR Ru[f]stæini. Kvamu vitt i Æifur. Vifill bauð …

 

English

Hegbjǫrn raised this stone glaring (and his) brothers Hróðvísl, Eysteinn, <-muar>, who have had stones raised in memory of Hrafn south of Rofstein. They came far and wide in Eifor. Vífill bade …

 

 

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Pilgårds, Gotland, Sweden

G 280

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