Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 1014

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 5 (c. 1100-1130) pertaining to the late Urnes style.

Though the inscription is not signed, it is attributed to the runemaster Öpir for stylistic reasons.

The granite stone is c. 1,32 m tall and 0,99 m wide.


Runic inscription

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



ᛁᚬᛚᛘᚴᛂᛦ ‘ ᛚᛁᛏ ‘ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛅ ‘ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚿ ‘ ᛁᚠᛏᛁ[ᛦ ‘ ᛁᚢᛚᚠᛅᛋᛏ ‘ ᚢᚴ ‘] ᛋᚢᛅᚱᛏᚢᚠᚦᛅ ‘ ᛋᚢᚾᛁ ‘ ᛋᛁᚿᛅ ‘



iolmkeʀ ‘ lit ‘ raisa ‘ stain ‘ ifti[ʀ ‘ iulfast ‘ uk ‘] suartufþa ‘ suni ‘ sina ‘


Old Norse

HolmgæiRR/HialmgæiRR let ræisa stæin æftiR Igulfast(?) ok Svarthofða, syni sina.



Holmgeirr/Hjalmgeirr had the stone raised in memory of Ígulfastr(?) and Svarthǫfði, his sons.



The missing part of the rune text has been reconstructed based on illustrations by Bureus (1632) and Rhezelius (1667), drawn while the runestone was still intact.



Ärentuna, Uppland, Sweden

U 1014

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