Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 335

The carvings of the stone are in 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. 1,50 m tall and 1,90 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the head end of the serpent. The last part is inscribed parallel to, but just outside of, the ribbon body at the tail end.

 

Runes

[1] ᚢ ᚢᛚᚠ=ᚢᛁ ᛬ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛏᛁ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᚦᛅᚾᛅ| |ᛅᛏ ᛒᚱᚢᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚢ᛬ᛋᚾᛁᚴᛁᚾ ᛋᛅᛦ ᚠᚢᚱᛋ ᛬ ᛅ᛬ᚢᛋᛏ᛬ᛅᚱᛚᛅ ᛬ ᛘᛅᚦ ᛬ ᛁ᛬ᛁᚴᚾ᛬ᚢ᛬ᛅᚱᛁ ᛬ ᚴᛋᛁᛒᛅᚱᛁ ᚼᚢᛚᛘ[2]ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾᛋ

 

Transliteration

u ulf=ui : raisti : stain þana| |at bruþur sin : u:snikin saʀ furs : a:ust:arla : maþ : i:ikn:u:ari : ksibari hulmstains

 

Old Norse

… UlfR(?) ræisti stæin þenna at broður sinn Osnikin, saR fors austarla með Ingvari, skipari Holmstæins.

 

English

… Ulfr(?) raised this stone in memory of his brother Ósníkinn. He travelled to the east with Ingvarr; (he was) Holmsteinn’s seaman.

 

Notes

Holmsteinn might be the same man also commemorated on Sö 173, who owned a ship.

Sö 335 is one of c. 30 so-called Ingvar Runestones commemorating those who died following Ingvar the Far-Travelled on a viking expedition going far down the eastern trade routes of Europe.

Learn more about Ingvar and his fatal viking expedition here:

The Ingvar Expedition

 

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Ärja, Södermanland, Sweden

Sö 335

 

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