Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 154

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 3 (c. 1045-1075) pertaining to the early Urnes style.

 

The inscription is not signed.

 

The granite stone is c. 1,23 m tall and 0,80 m wide.

 

 

Runic inscription

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

 

Runes

[ᚦ(ᚯ)]…ᚱ × ᛚᛁᛏ × ᚱᛅᛁ[ᛋᛅ] … …ᚠᛅᛋᛏ × ᛅᚢᚴ × ᛅᛏ × (ᚴ)ᛅᛁᛦᛒᛁᛅᚱᚾ × ᛒᚱᚢᚦ[ᚱ] … [ᚦᛅ]ᛁᛦ × (ᛏ)ᚯ ᛅ(ᚢ)ᛋ[ᛏᚱ] ×

 

Transliteration

[þ(o)]…r × lit × rai… … …fast × auk × at × (k)aiʀbiarn × bruþ- … …i(ʀ) * (t)o a(u)s… ×

 

Old Norse

… let ræi[sa] … …fast ok at GæiRbiorn, brøð[r] … [þæ]iR dou aus[tr].

 

English

… had raised … …-fastr and in memory of Geirbjǫrn, (their) brothers … They died in the east.

 

Notes

The missing parts of the ornamentation have been reconstructed here based on typologically similar designs.

 

 

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Lissby, Uppland, Sweden

U 154

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