Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 171

The style of the carvings of the rock face is most likely equivalent to the runestone style Pr 2 (c. 1020-1050) pertaining to the late Ringerike style or Pr 3 (c. 1045-1075) pertaining to the early Urnes style.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The carving is c. 1,60 m tall and 1,03 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

The rune text begins to the left, where the ribbon splits below the centre of the cross.

 

Runes

(ᛁ)ᚾᚴ(ᛁ)ᚠ(ᛅ)[ᛋ]ᛏᚱ ᛫ ᛚ[ᛁ](ᛏ) (ᚼ)(ᛅ)ᚴᚢ[ᛅ][᛫] ᛋᛏ(ᛅ)[ᛁ]ᚾ ᛫ ᛂᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛫ ᛋᛁᚼᚢᛁᚦ ᛫ ᚠᛅᚦ[ᚢ]ᚱ ᛫ ᛋᛁ[ᚾ ᛫ ᚼᛅᚾ ᛫ ᚠᛁᛅᛚ ᛫ ᛁ ᚼ]ᚢᛚ(ᛘ)[ᚴᛅᚱᚦᛁ ᛫ ᛋᚴᛅᛁᚦᛅᛦ ᛫ ᚢᛁᛋᛁ ᛘᛁ]ᚦ ᛫ ᛋᚴᛁ[ᛒᛅ]ᚱᛅ

 

Transliteration

(i)nk(i)f(a)[s]tr * l[i](t) (h)(a)ku… st(a)…n * eftiʀ * sihuiþ * faþ-r * si[n * han * fial * i h]ul(m)[karþi * skaiþaʀ * uisi mi]þ * ski…ra

 

Old Norse

Ingifastr let haggv[a] stæ[i]n æftiR Sigvið, fað[u]r sinn.

Hann fioll
i Holmgarði,
skæiðaR visi
með ski[pa]ra.

 

English

Ingifastr had the stone cut in memory of Sigviðr, his father.

He fell
in Holmgarðr,
the ship’s leader
with the seamen.

 

Notes

The last part of the text is half a stanza in fornyrðislag.

Holmgarðr means Novgorod.

 

 

———

Esta, Södermanland, Sweden

Sö 171

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