Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 448

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. 1,80 m tall above ground and 1,20 m wide across the base.



Runic inscription

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



(ᛁ)ᚴᚢᛚ × ᛅᚢᚴ × ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚾ × ᛚᛁᛏᚢ × ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛅ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᛂᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᚦᚢᚱᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ [× ᛋᛁᚾ]



(i)kul × auk × biurn × litu × raisa × stain × eftiʀ × þurstain × faþur …


Old Norse

Igull ok Biorn letu ræisa stæin æftiR Þorstæin, faður [sinn].



Ígull and Bjǫrn had the stone raised in memory of Thorsteinn, their father.




Harg, Uppland, Sweden

U 448


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