Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone Sö 55

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 2 (c. 1020-1050) pertaining to the Ringerike style.

The inscription is signed by Brúni and Slóði.

The granite stone is c. 2,95 m tall and 1,28 m wide.

 

Runic inscription

The first part of the rune text begins at the head end of the animal. The second part starts at the bottom and goes across the middle of the cross to end at the top. The third part begins to the left of the neck of the animal.

 

Runes

[1] ᚦᚬᚱᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛚᛁ[ᛏ ᛬ ᚱᛅᛁ]ᛋᛅ ᛬ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚦᛂᚾᛅ ᛬ [ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ] ᛬ ᛋᛁᚴ ᛬ ᛋᛁᛅᛚᚠᛅᚾ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᛋᚢᚾ ᛬ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚼᛂᚠᚾᛁ ᛬ ᚢᛅᛦ ᛏᛁᛚ ᛬ ᛂᚾᚴᛚᛅᚾᛋ ᛬ ᚢᚴᚱ ᛬ ᛏᚱᛂᚾᚴᚱ ᛬ ᚠᛅᚱᛁᚾ ᛬ ᚢᛅᚱᚦ ᛬ ᚦᛅ ᛫ ᚼᛅᛁᛘᛅ ᛬ ᛅᛏ ᛬ ᚼᛅᚱᛘᛁ ᛏᛅᚢᚦᚱ [2] ᚴᚢᚦ ᚼᛁᛚᛒᛁ ᛬ ᛋᛁᛅᛚᚢ ᚦᛅᛁᛘᛅ [3] ᛒᚱᚢᚾᛁ ᛬ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛬ ᛋᛚᚬᚦᛁ ᛬ ᚦᛅᛁᛦ [ᚱᛁᛋᛏᚢ] ᛋᛏᛅᚾ ᚦᛂᚾᛅ

 

Transliteration

þorstain (l)(i)… …sa : stain : þena : … sik : sialfan : auk : sun : sin : hefni : uaʀ til : enklans : ukr : trenkr : farin : uarþ : þa * haima : at : harmi tauþr kuþ hialbi : sialu : þaima bruni : auk : sloþi : þaiʀ …(u) stan þena

 

Old Norse

Þorstæinn le[t ræi]sa stæin þenna [æftiR] sik sialfan ok sun sinn Hæfni. VaR til Ænglands ungR drængR farinn, varð þa hæima at harmi dauðr. Guð hialpi sialu þæiRa. Bruni ok Sloði þæiR [rist]u stæin þenna.

 

English

Thorsteinn had this stone raised in memory of himself and his son Hefnir. The young valiant man travelled to England; then died grievously at home. May God help their souls. Brúni and Slóði, they carved this stone.

 

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Bjudby, Södermanland, Sweden

Sö 55

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