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.

 

Runes

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

 

Transliteration

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.

 

English

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

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

 

Notes

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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