Jonas Lau Markussen

Runestone U 480

The carvings of the stone are in the runestone style Pr 3 pertaining to the early Urnes style.


The granite stone is c. 2,85 m tall (of which 2,20 m is visible above ground), 1,65 m wide and 0,35 m thick. The rune ribbon is c. 7 cm wide.


The stone has been moved from its original location.


The first part of the inscription begins at the neck of the animal to the left and the second part of the inscription begins at the neck animal to the right.


Though the inscription is not signed, it is attributed to the runemaster Fot for stylistic reasons.



Runic inscription



[1] × ᚼᚢᛚᛘᛅᛁᛦ × ᛅᚢᚴ × ᚴᚢᚾᛁ × ᛚᛁᛏᚢ × ᚱᛅᛁᛋᛅ × ᛋᛏᛅᛁᚾ × [2] × ᚦᛁᚾᛅ × ᛂᚠᛏᛁᛦ × ᛋᚬᛏᛅ × ᚠᛅᚦᚢᚱ ᛋᛁᚾ ×



× hulmaiʀ × auk × kuni × litu × raisa × stain × × þina × eftiʀ × sota × faþur × sin ×


Old Norse

HolmgæiR ok Gunni letu ræisa stæin þenna æftiR Sota, faður sinn.



HolmgæiR and Gunni had this stone raised in memory of Soti, their father.



Tagsta, Uppland, Sweden

U 480

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