Runestone Sö 126
September 30, 2021
The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 3 (c. 1045-1075) pertaining to the early Urnes style.
The inscription is not signed.
The granite block is c. 2,4 m tall, 1,7 m wide and 0,7 m thick. The inscription is c. 1,80 m tall and 0,95 m wide.
The first part of the rune text begins at the tail end of the animal to the left. The second part begins at the tail end of the animal to the right. The third part runs parallel to the ribbon body of the left animal and begins at the tail end.
 ᚼᚢ(ᛚ)(ᛘ)(ᚠ)ᚱᛁᚦ ᛫ ᛁᛚᛁᚾ–ᚱ ᛫ [ᚦ]ᛅᛦ ᛫ ᛚᛁᛏᚢ ᛫ ᚼᛅᚴᚢᛅ ᛫ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛫ ᛂᚠᛏᛁᛦ  ᛂᛋᚴᛁᛚ ᛫ ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛫ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛫ ᚼᛅᚾ ᛫ ᛏᚱᛅᚢᚼ ᛫ ᚬᚱᚢᛋᛏᚢ ᛫ ᛁ ᛫ ᛅᚢᛋᛏᚱᚢᛁᚼᛁ  ᛅᚦᛅᛅ ᛫ ᚠᚢᛚᚴᛋ᛫ᚴᚱᛁᛘᛦ ᛫ ᚠᛅᛚᛅ ᛫ ᚬᚱᚦᛁ
hu(l)(m)(f)riþ * ilin–r * [þ]aʀ * litu * hakua * stain * eftiʀ eskil * faþur * sin * han * trauh * orustu * i * austru[i]hi aþaa * fulks*krimʀ * fala * orþi
Holmfriðr, 〈ilin–r〉, þaR letu haggva stæin æftiR Æskel, faður sinn.
Hann draug orrustu
Holmfríðr (and) , they had the stone cut in memory of Áskell, their father.
He engaged in battle
on the eastern route,
before the people’s commander
wrought his fall.
The last part of the text is half a stanza in ‘fornyrðislag’.
Fagerlöt, Södermanland, Sweden