Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 1096

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. 1,50 m tall and 0,99 m wide.


Runic inscription

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



ᚵᚢᚾᛁᛚᚠᚱ ‘ ᛚᛁᛏ ‘ ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛅ ‘ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ‘ ᛂᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛅᛋᛒᛁᛅᚱᚾ ‘ ᚢᚴ ‘ ᛅᛏ ‘ ᚴᚢᛏᛅ ‘ ᛋᚢᚾᛁ ‘ ᛋᛁᚾᛅ



gunilfr ‘ lit ‘ raisa ‘ stain ‘ eftiʀ asbiarn ‘ uk ‘ at ‘ kuta ‘ suni ‘ sina


Old Norse

GunnælfR let ræisa stæin æftiR Asbiorn ok at Guta, syni sina.



Gunnelfr had the stone raised in memory of Ásbjǫrn and in memory of Goti, her sons.



Rörby, Uppland, Sweden

U 1096

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