Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 1175

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.



Runic inscription

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

U 1175


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