Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 216

The carvings of the stone pertain to the group of unornamented runestones known as RAK (c. 980?-1015), contemporary with the early Ringerike style.


The inscription is not signed.


The size is unknown.



Runic inscription


The rune text begins at the head/tail end of the animal.





[ᚢᛏᛅᚱ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ -… … [ᛅᚾᛏᛅ]ᚦᛁᛋ ᛬ ᛅ=ᚢᛋᛏᚱ ×… …ᚢᚴ-ᛘᛅ]





[(u)tar : auk : -… … …þis : a=ustr × …uk-ma]



Old Norse


Ottarr ok … … [ænda]ðis austr …





Óttarr and … … met his end in the east …





The stone was found c. 1850 and broken into several pieces. The inscription was discovered afterwards, and a couple of the pieces were recorded before being used as building blocks.




Aska, Södermanland, Sweden (now lost)

Sö 216

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