Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 171

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 4 (c. 1070-1100) pertaining to the Urnes style.

The inscription is signed by the runemaster Fasti, probably a nickname for ‘FastulfR’.

The granite stone is c. 1,9 m tall and 2 m wide.


Runic inscription

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



ᚴᚢᚾᛁ ᛫ ᛚᛁᛏ ᛫ ᛅᚴᚢᛅ ᛫ ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ ᛫ ᚦᛁ[ᚾ]ᛅ ᛫ ᛁᚠᛏᛁᛦ ᛫ ᛅᚢᚾᛏ ᛫ ᛋᚢᚾ ᛫ ᛋᛁᚾ ᛫ ᚴᚢᚦᛅᚾ ᛫ ᛅᚢᚴ ᛫ ᛁᚠ(ᛏ)(ᛁ)[ᛦ] ᛫ (ᛋ)(ᛁ)ᚴ ᛫ ᛋᛁᛅᛚᚠᛅᚾ ᛫ ᚠᛅᛋᛏᛁ ᚱᛁᛋᛏᛁ ᚱᚢᚾᛅᛦ



kuni * lit * akua * stain * þi-a * iftiʀ * aunt * sun * sin * kuþan * auk * if(t)(i)- * s(i)(k) * sialfan * fasti risti runaʀ


Old Norse

Gunni let haggva stæin þe[nn]a æftiR Øynd, sun sinn goðan, ok æfti[R] sik sialfan. Fasti risti runaR.



Gunni had this stone cut in memory of Eyndr, his good son, and in memory of himself. Fasti carved the runes.



Gunni also raised U 170 in memory of his son Eyndr.



Söderby, Uppland, Sweden

U 171


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