Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 129

Although the carvings of the stone are categorised within the group of unornamented runestones known as RAK, it is stylistically contemporary with Pr 1 (c. 1010-1040) pertaining to the Ringerike style.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The granite stone is c. 0,75 m tall and 0,65 m wide. The rune ribbon is 7 cm wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins after the cross in the rune ribbon in the top right area.

 

Runes

ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚾ ᛬ ᚱᛅᛁᛋ=ᚦᛁ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛅᚾᛋᛁ ᛬ ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛬ ᚼᛅᛁᛚᚴᛅ ᛬ ᛒᚱᚢᚦᚢᚱ +

 

Transliteration

biurn : rais=þi : stain : þansi : iftiʀ : hailka : bruþur +

 

Old Norse

Biorn ræisþi stæin þannsi æftiR Hælga, broður.

 

English

Bjǫrn raised this stone in memory of Helgi, (his) brother.

 

 

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Lid, Södermanland, Sweden

Sö 129

 

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