Runestone U 1175
June 16, 2022
The carvings of the stone are a copy of a design in the runestone style Pr 2 (c. 1020-1050) pertaining to the late Ringerike style, but the head of the animal is in runestone style Pr 4 (c. 1070-1100) pertaining to the Urnes style.
The inscription is not signed.
The granite stone is c. 1,37 m tall and 0,85 m wide.
The inscription along the serpent’s body is nonsense attempting to mimic a runic text.
The decoration on the stone is one of several known Sigurd Stones depicting scenes from the Saga of the Völsungs.
The imagery on the stone seems to be a crude copy of U 1163.
Sigurd is depicted at the top of the image, stabbing the dragon’s belly with his sword. Below him are two human figures facing each other.
Stora Ramsjö, Uppland, Sweden