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.

 

Runes

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

 

Transliteration

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

 

Old Norse

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

 

English

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

 

 

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Harg, Uppland, Sweden

U 448

 

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