Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 367

The stone carvings 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. 1,74 m tall and 0,62 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the bottom left corner. The second part begins at the bottom left corner on the inside of the outer rune-ribbon. The third part begins at the bottom of the ribbon in the centre. The fourth part begins below the face and to the right, following the inside of the outermost ribbon.

 

Runes

[1] ᚼᛅᛘᚢᚾᚱ ᛬ ᚢᛚᚠᛦ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᚦᚢ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛁᛅᛋᛁ ᛬ ᛂᚠᛏᛁ ᛬ ᚼᚱᚢᛚᚠ ᛬ ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ ᛅᚤᛒᚢᚱᚵ ᛬ ᛅᛏ ᛬ ᚢᚾᛁᚱ ᛋᛁᚾ [2] ᚦᛅᛁᛦ ᛬ ᚭᛏᚢ ᛬ ᛒᚤ ᛬ ᛋᛚᛅᛁᚦᛅ᛬ᛒᚱᚢ [3] ᚠᚱᛅᚤᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚼᚱᚢᛚᚠᛦ [4] ᚮ=ᚦᚱᚢᛏᚮᛦ ᚦᛁᛅᚴᚾᛅ

 

Transliteration

hamunr : ulfʀ raisþu : stain : þinsi : efti : hrulf : faþur : sin : ayburg : at : unir sin þaiʀ : otu : by : slaiþa:bru + fraystain : hrulfʀ o=þrutoʀ þiakna

 

Old Norse

Hamundr, UlfR ræisþu stæin þennsi æftiR Hrolf, faður sinn, Øyborg at ver sinn. ÞæiR attu by Sleðabro, Frøystæinn, HrolfR, þrottaR þiagnaR.

 

English

Hámundr (and) Ulfr raised this stone in memory of Hrólfr, their father; Eybjǫrg in memory of her husband. Freysteinn (and) Hrólfr, thegns of strength, they owned the estate of Sleðabrú.

 

Notes

Sleðabro is the Old Norse version of the modern placename Släbro, which translates to ‘sleigh-bridge’.

 

Frøystæinn and HrolfR were most likely brothers.

 

Frøystæinn’s sons have raised a stone (Sö 45) in his memory at the same site some ten years later.

 

 

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Släbro, Södermanland, Sweden

Sö 367

 

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