Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 148

The carvings of the stone are comparable to the runestone style B-e-v (c. 1010-1050) pertaining to the Ringerike style and contemporary with Pr 1 and Pr 2.

The inscription is not signed.

The granite stone is c. 2,50 m tall, 1 m wide and 0,30 cm thick.


Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the ‘head’ end of the animal at the bottom left part of the stone.



ᚦᛁᚢᚦᚢᛚᚠᛦ ᛬ ᛒᚢᛁ ᛬ ᚦᛅᛁᛦ ᛬ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᚦᚢ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛅᚾᛋᛁ ᛬ ᛅᛏ ᛬ ᚠᛅᚱᚢᛚᚠ ᛬ ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚼᛅᚾ ᚢᛅᛋ ᛅᚾᛏᚦ ᛅᚢᛋᛏᚱ ᛁ ᚴᛅᚦ(ᚢ)(ᛘ)



þiuþulfʀ : bui : þaiʀ : raisþu : stain þansi : at : farulf : faþur : sin : han uas antaþ austr i kaþ(u)(m)


Old Norse

ÞiuðulfR, Boi, þæiR ræisþu stæin þannsi at Farulf, faður sinn.

Hann vas ændaðr
austr i Garðum.



Thjóðulfr (and) Búi, they raised this stone in memory of Farulfr, their father.

He met his end
in the east in Garðar (Russia).



The last part of the text is a pair of lines of a stanza in ‘fornyrðislag’.



Innberga, Södermanland, Sweden
Sö 148



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