Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Ög 8

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 signed by Víkingr and Grímulfr.


The granite stone is c. 1,90 m tall, 0,50 m wide and 0,50 m thick.



Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the bottom left corner of the left side of the stone. The second part continues on the right side.



[1] ᛌᛐᛁᚴᚢᛧ ᛫ ᚴᛆᚱᚦᛁ ᚴᚢᚮᛚ ᚦ(ᛆ)=(ᚢ) ¶ ᛆᚠᛐ ᛆᚢᛁᚿᛐ ᛌᚢᚿᚢ ᛌᛁᚿ ᛫ ᛌᛆ ᚠᛁᛆᛚ ᛆᚢᛌᛐᚱ [2] ᛙᛁᛧ ᛆᛁᚢᛁᛋᛚᛁ ᛫ ᚢᛁᚴᛁᚴᛧ ᚠᛆᚦᛁ ¶ ᛆᚢᚴ| |ᚴᚱᛁᛙᚢᛚᚠᛧ



stikuʀ (‘) karþi kubl þ(a)=(u) aft auint sunu sin ‘ sa fial austr miʀ aiuisli ‘ uikikʀ faþi auk| |krimulfʀ


Old Norse

StiguR/StygguR gærði kumbl þau aft Øyvind, sunu sinn. Sa fioll austr með Æivisli. VikingR faði ok GrimulfR.



Stigr/Styggr made this monument in memory of Eyvindr, his son. He fell in the east with Eivísl. Víkingr coloured and Grímulfr.




Västra Stenby, Östergötland, Sweden

Ög 8


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