Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 1172

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.

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

The granite stone is c. 1,82 m tall and 1,25 m wide.


Runic inscription

The rune text begins at the head end of the serpent.



ᛒᛁᛆᚱᚿ + ᛆᚢᚴ + ᚦᛆᛁᚱ + ᛒᛁᚱᚢᚦᚱ + ᚱᛆᛋᛏᚢ + ᛋᛏᛆᛁᚿ + ᚦᛁᚿᛆ + ᛆᚠᛏᛁᚱ + ᛋᛁᚼᛒᛁᛆᚱᚿ ᛁ ᚼᚢᛘᛁ



biarn + auk + þair + biruþr + rastu + stain + þina + aftir + sihbiarn i humi


Old Norse

Biorn ok þæiR brøðr ræistu stæin þenna æftiR Sigbiorn i Holmi.



Bjǫrn and his brothers raised this stone in memory of Sigbjǫrn of Holmr.



Holm, Uppland, Sweden

U 1172

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