Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 121

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 was not signed.


The size of the stone is unknown.



Runic inscription

The rune text begins in the bottom left corner.



[ᛋᚢᛘᚢᛦ ᛬ ᚼᛅᚢᚴᛅ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛅᚾ ᛬ ᛋᚢᛘ ᛁᛦ ᛬ ᛏᚢᚦ ᛬ ᛅᚢᛋᛏᛦ ᛁ ᛬ ᛏᚢᚾᛅ ᛬ ᛅᛋ(ᚢ)]



[sumuʀ : hauka : stan : sum iʀ : tuþ : austʀ * i : tuna : as(u)]


Old Norse

〈sumuR〉 haggva stæin, sum eR dauð austr i 〈tuna〉 〈asu〉



… cut the stone, who died in the east in …



The stone is now lost. The reconstruction is based on the illustration of the stone in Sveriges Runinskrifter III.




Bönestad, Södermanland, Sweden (now lost)

Sö 121


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