Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Öl 28

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 2 (c. 1020-1050) pertaining to the late Ringerike style.

 

The inscription is signed by the runemaster Brandr.

 

The limestone slab is c. 1,5 m tall, 1,3 m wide and 0,1 m thick.

 

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the bottom left end of the rune-ribbon. The second part runs backwards parallel to the first part along the inside of the rune-ribbon at the bottom right end. The third part runs vertically from the base of the cross upwards to the centre.

 

Runes

[1] ᚼᛅᚱᚦᚱᚢᚦᚱ + ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛏᛁ + ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ + ᚦᛁᚾᛋᛅ + ᛅᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ + ᛋᚢᚾ + ᛋᛁᚾ + ᛋ(ᛘ)ᛁᚦ + ᛏᚱᛅᚴ + ᚴᚢᚦᛅᚾ + ᚼᛅᛚᚠᛒᚢᚱᛁᚾ + ᛒᚱᚢᚦᛁᛦ ᛅᚾᛋ + ᛋᛁᛏᚱ + ᚴᛅᚱ[2]ᚦᚢᛘ [3] ᛒᚱᛅᚾᛏᚱ + ᚱᛁᛏ + ᛁᛅᚴ ᚦᚢ ᚱᛅᚦᛅ + ᚴᚼᚾ

 

Transliteration

harþruþr + raisti + stain + þinsa + aiftiʀ + sun + sin + s(m)iþ + trak + kuþan + halfburin + bruþiʀ ans + sitr + kar¶þum ¶ brantr + rit – × iak þu raþa + khn

 

Old Norse

Hærþruðr ræisti stæin þennsa æftiR sun sinn Smið, dræng goðan. Halfborinn,/Halfborinn broðiR hans, sitr Garðum./Garðum Brandr/Brandr. rett/Rett [i] hiogg, þy raða kann.

 

English

Herthrúðr raised this stone in memory of her son Smiðr, a good valiant man. Halfborinn, his brother, sits in Garðar (Russia). Brandr cut rightly, for whomever can interpret (the runes).

/ Herthrúðr raised this stone in memory of her son Smiðr, a good valiant man. His halfbrother Brandr sits in Garðir. Cut rightly into, for whomever can interpret (the runes).

 

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Gårdby, Öland, Sweden

Öl 28

 

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